CFHT 2022B special call for proposals.

This is a distinct call from the regular 2023A call for proposals.

Due to unforeseen circumstances with the SPIRou upgrade, the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope is issuing a special call for Director's Discretionary Time proposals for the current (2022B) semester.

Five nights
of Director's Discretionary time are offered to the CFHT communities on MegaCam.

The deadline to submit your proposals is
Sept 18 2022 at 23:59 UTC
Information on the DD Time special call

  • Proposals' targets must be observable during the end of September/early October 2022 time frame.
  • Proposals must be submitted to the Discretionary agency and request time on MegaCam only and for the 22B semester. Submissions failing to meet these crietaria will not be considered.
  • Proposals will be evaluated internally in collaboration with the Science Advisory Commitee and final acceptance will be given by the Executive Director.
  • Special consideration will be given to Student theses that need data to be completed.
  • Proposals for bright time (moon > 50% illumination) will also be considered.
  • TOOs will not be considered unless one or more observable targets are provided.

Information on Kealahou for this call.

Kealahou K1 is now the official Phase I tool for CFHT. For this call, proposers have to apply for 2022B Director’s Discretionary Time through Kealahou K1 via the Discretionary agency.

The K1 Instructions provide general information about the QSO Mode, links to all instruments, their ETC, details of the overheads, and other important points specific to each instrument. Although the UI for K1 is quite intuitive, the tutorial includes login information for returning and new users, character limits and page limits for various sections, instructions on how to invite collaborators, and other details for each of the sections available. Please note that Kealahou does not yet send email notifications once a proposal has been submitted; please download a copy of the PDF version of your proposal for your own records.

  • Kealahou accounts:
    • Returning and current Kealahou Users: If you have previously used the Kealahou K2 Tool to manage a CFHT observing program, use your existing Kealahou account credentials to access the new Kealahou K1 Phase I Tool. If you cannot remember your password, CFHT staff cannot retrieve it. Please reset it using the 'Forgot Password' tool. If you cannot remember your username, but have previously used Kealahou, do not create a new account.
    • New Kealahou Users with CFHT PH2 Accounts: If you have never before logged into CFHT's Kealahou site, but have previously utilized CFHT's PH2 site, your account details have been migrated to Kealahou. You can sign into Kealahou using your PH2 username. If you cannot remember your password, CFHT staff cannot retrieve it. Please reset it using the 'Forgot Password' tool. If you cannot remember your username, but have previously used PH2, do not create a new Kealahou account. Please contact phase1 AT in case you need assistance.
    • New CFHT/Kealahou Users: If you have never used either CFHT’s Kealahou or PH2 sites, please create a new Kealahou account (this includes previous CFHT Northstar users). That can be done so by selecting ‘Create Account’ on the Kealahou main page. Note that if Kealahou matches the email address provided on the sign-up page, or finds an existing user with the supplied name, a new account will not be created. Please use your existing credentials to access Kealahou. If you feel this is incorrect, or you are unsure what existing credentials exist, please contact phase1 AT
  • The Scientific Justification and the Technical Justification can only be uploaded as pdf files.
  • All targets should now be entered directly from the K1 interface.

  • Kealahou currently doesn’t offer Apple Safari browser support. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge are supported.