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ROSAT Status Report # 119
March 1st 1995
Call for ROSAT AO6 Observing Proposals
The U.S. ROSAT project is now accepting observing proposals for the AO6
observing cycle. Observations in this cycle will be scheduled over a one-
year period, starting in October, 1995. The due date for observing
proposals is May 15, 1995.
As was the case for AO5, only proposals for HRI observations will be
considered. Also, given the unique opportunity presented by ROSAT to
perform wide field, deep, high angular resolution observations, we are once
again encouraging submission of proposals for large programs.
A limited amount of funding will be available for supporting observing
programs accepted for AO6. Funding requests will be handled separately
from observing proposals, and will be solicited only from observers whose
proposals have been accepted.
A printed announcement, containing all information necessary for proposal
submission, will be mailed within the week to all receiving this
announcement electronically. The paper announcement describes
the details of the proposal submission process, and provides technical
information regarding the performance of the HRI. It also describes access to
the RPS software, for (mandatory) electronic submission of proposal forms,
as well as other useful software and documents. This document is
accessible in postscript form in the ROSAT GOF ftp area on
legacy.gsfc.nasa.gov, and in screen readable form in the ROSAT GOF area on
the world-wide web.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the GOF support team at
firstname.lastname@example.org, or me directly at email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing many interesting observing ideas,
and to an exciting AO6 program.
U.S. ROSAT Project Scientist
AO Issue Date: March 1, 1995
Proposal Due Date: May 15, 1995
Number of proposal copies: 15
Proposal Page Limit 4 pages; < 3 pages text
< 2 pages figures
(+ mandatory forms)
Mailing Address: ROSAT "AO6" Program
c/o Dr. R. Petre
Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771 USA
For document retrieval: ftp legacy.gsfc.nasa.gov
World-wide web access:
FINDING AO6 DOCUMENTS IN THE ROSAT ANONYMOUS FTP AREA
There have been a few changes to the ROSAT Anonymous FTP area at GSFC, in
support of AO6. The following is an easy-reference listing of where to
find the most commonly needed documents. All are accessible through
anonymous FTP to:
AO6 ANNOUNCEMENT and information on RPS6
files: ao6.ps -- AO6 announcment, in PostScript format
rps6.app -- 1 page description of how to submit
proposals for AO6 (proposal submission
is different from previous AO's).
USEFUL REFERENCE DOCUMENTS
For a description of these documents, see the AO6 announcement
(ao6.ps), listed above.
ROSAT Users' Handbook: rosat/doc/users_handbook
HRI Report (Appendix E): rosat/doc/hri/hri_report
ROSAT Mission Description
(Appendix F): rosat/doc/appendix_f (available 03/20/95)
ROSAT Data Analysis using
xselect and ftools: rosat/doc/xselect_guide
PROS User's Guide ftp to "sao-ftp.harvard.edu"
(These documents are also accessible from the ROSAT GOF world wide web page
ABSTRACTS from previously accepted proposals
files: abs_ao1.Z -- all abstracts for successful AO1 proposals
abs_ao2.Z -- all abstracts for successful AO2 proposals
... -- etc., through AO5