KVN and VERA Array

Call for Proposals of KaVA 2017A (KVN and VERA Array)
Deadline: 1st November, 2016, 08:00 UT

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Dear Colleagues,

We invite proposals for the open use observations of the KaVA, a joint VLBI array of the KVN (Korean VLBI Network) and the VERA (VLBI exploration of Radio Astrometry). The joint array consists of three 21-m KVN telescopes and four 20-m VERA telescopes, with baseline lengths ranging from 300 km to 2300 km.

This open-use call will be based on risk-share, and provide VLBI observations at 22GHz and 43GHz for astronomers in the world. We support astronomers in the preparation of proposals, scheduling, and data analysis. For that reason, proposers who are not familiar with KaVA are recommended to include at least one collaborator from VERA or KVN. If it is difficult to find collaborators from VERA or KVN, please consult us to find one. The contact address for the support is kavaprop@kasi.re.kr.

In order to avoid conflict and/or duplication of the targets between common use proposals and LPs, proposers are highly recommended to visit KaVA Large Pogram (LP) webpage where KaVA LPs and their source list are presented (http://radio.kasi.re.kr/kava/large_programs.php). If the common use proposals can not be achieved with the data of LPs, then they will be accepted as separate common use observations. Otherwise, we encourage the proposers to collaborate with the science teams of the corresponding KaVA LPs.

Observations will be conducted with single polarization (LCP) and 1-Gbps data rate. Two new observation modes are available from this call, Fast antenna nodding mode and 1-beam hybrid (KVN multi-freuquency K/Q/W support) mode. The total available observation time is up to 250 hours and the observations will be scheduled between 15th January 2017 and 15th June 2017. The maximum observing time per proposal is limited to 48hours.

If requested in the proposals, the observation time can be allocated over a year, until 15th January, 2018, for this call. But the maximum observation time will be NOT increased. The deadline of submission is at 08:00 UT on 1st November 2016. More detailed information on the KaVA call-for-proposal can be found in http://radio.kasi.re.kr/kava/proposal_info.php

The total available observation time is up to 250 hours and the observations will be scheduled between 15th August 15 2016 and 15th January 2017. The maximum observing time per proposal is limited to 48 hours. If requested in the proposals, the observation time can be allocated over a year, until 15th June, 2017, for this call. But the maximum observation time will be NOT increased. The deadline of submission is at 08:00 UT on 1st June 2016. More detailed information on the KaVA call-for-proposal can be found in http://radio.kasi.re.kr/kava/proposal_info.php


ToO opportunity

Target of Opportunity proposals can be submitted to regular CfP of KaVA. Also, unexpected or urgent ToO can be submitted Director's time at any time. These proposals must include specific triggering criteria to initiate an observation. The ToO is active one year from it is approved. The proposals to Director's time must be submitted by PDF files using e-mail to kavaprop@kasi.re.kr

If you have any questions, please send an email to kavaprop@kasi.re.kr

Sincerely,

Hyun-Goo Kim
Director of Radio Astronomy Division, KASI

and

Mareki Honma
Director of Mizusawa VLBI Observatory, NAOJ

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KaVA ( KVN and VERA Array )