- Target-of-Opportunity (TOO) programs for the Queued Service
Observing (QSO) mode with MegaPrime, WIRCam, ESPaDOnS or SITELLE must be
submitted through NorthStar
as a Director Discretionary time proposal.
- The submitted TOO program must be approved by the CFHT
Director and/or the Director of Science Operations. The proposal will
also be reviewed by a member of the QSO Team.
- The TOO program must be submitted prior to an observing night
in the QSO mode, ideally several hours before the beginning of the
night. It is not be possible to submit and execute the observations
during an observing night.
- If the proposal is accepted, the QSO Team will send an email to
the PI. This mail will include the total time allocated and the
priority given to the program with respect of the other programs
stored in the QSO database.
- The QSO Team will ask the PI to prepare the observations through
their Phase 2 tool. It is the
responsibility of the PI of the proposal to make sure that this
information is correct.
- After the submission of the proposal, the PI (or a collaborator)
must remain available to answer questions regarding their
- If the proposal is rejected, the QSO Team will contact the PI and
inform him of the decision.