Time Domain Astronomy Observations at Keck


Please view guidelines for ToO observations on Keck here (PDF).

Updated January 2018 (original July 1, 2016: approved by SSC)

Please view guidelines for Cadence observations on Keck here (PDF).
Updated January 2018 (original July 1, 2016: approved by SSC)


Policy for UC Keck Time for Targets of Opportunity

Currently approved UC ToO Projects at Keck, updated February 7th, 2018.

Semester 2018A:

Prop. No. PI Instruments
U020 Valenti (LRIS-ADC/HIRESr/HIRESb/DEIMOS) - UC only ToO
U030 de Pater (NIRC2-NGS) - Partnership ToO
U200 Prochaska (LRIS-ADC/LRISp-ADC/MOSFIRE/DEIMOS/ESI/KCWI/NIRSPEC/NIRES) - Partnership ToO
U200 Prochaska (LRIS-ADC/LRISp-ADC/MOSFIRE/DEIMOS/ESI/KCWI/NIRSPEC/NIRES) - UC only ToO
U241 Foley (OSIRIS-NGS/OSIRIS-LGS/NIRC2-NGS/NIRC2-LGS) - UC only
U272 Foley (All) - Partnership ToO
U272 Foley (All) - UC only ToO



Semester 2017B:

Prop. No. PI Instruments
U041 de Pater (NIRC2-NGS) - UC only ToO
U053 Max (OSIRIS-LGS, NIRC2-LGS) - Partnership ToO
U113 Valenti (LRIS-ADC, HIRESr, HIRESb, DEIMOS) - UC only ToO
U115 Prochaska (LRIS-ADC, LRISp-ADC, MOSFIRE, DEIMOS, ESI, KCWI, NIRSPEC) - UC only ToO
U139 Foley (OSIRIS-NGS, OSIRIS-LGS, NIRC2-NGS, NIRC2-LGS) - UC only ToO
U145 Filippenko (LRIS-ADC, HIRESr, DEIMOS, NIRC2-NGS, NIRC2-LGS) - UC only ToO


Semester 2017A:

Prop. No. PI Instruments
U101 Max (NIRC2-LGS) - UC only ToO
U101 Max (NIRC2-NGS) - Partnership ToO
U031 Valenti (LRIS, Hiresr, Hiresb, Deimos) - UC only ToO
U045 de Pater (NIRC2-NGS) - UC only ToO
U073 Prochaska (LRIS, LRIS-ADC, LRISp, LRISp-ADC, MOSFIRE, DEIMOS, ESI, NIRSPEC) - UC only ToO
U118 Filippenko (LRIS-ADC, HIRESr, MOSFIRE, DEIMOS, NIRC2-LGS) - UC only ToO


Semester 2016B:

Prop. No. PI Instruments
U150 Filippenko (DEIMOS, HIRES, LRIS, NIRC2-LGS)
U041 de Pater (NIRC2)
U054 de Pater (NIRC2)
U134 Max (NIRC2-LGS)


Semester 2016A:

Prop. No. PI Instruments
U038 Filippenko (HIRESr)
U038 Filippenko (NIRC2-LGS)
U018 de Pater (NIRC2-NGS)


Semester 2015B:

Prop. No. PI N/A
U064Hr Filippenko
U064N2L Filippenko
U015N2 de Pater
U035N2L Max


Semester 2015A:

Prop. No. PI N/A
U048Hr Filippenko
U028OL Max
U048N2L Filippenko