VLBI Observing with the LBAIn order to make vlbi observations, you must submit an observing proposal to the Time Assignment Committee of the ATNF. Please read the guidelines laid out on these pages before submitting your proposal. This guide will help you in filling in the proposal and offers information and links to information about the conditions for vlbi observing, available telescopes and their specifications and support available. It is also strongly recommended that the VLBI scheduler be contacted prior to application.
Proposed observations, if approved, should normally be scheduled within 1 year of approval. If observations cannot be scheduled within 1 year, the proposal will lapse and the proposer will be notified. Lapsed proposals may be resubmitted.
The primary constraint in scheduling VLBI observations is the availability of requested non-AT network telescopes.
From November 2005, all telescope applications to the ATNF must be submitted using the ATNF Online Proposal Applications and Links (OPAL).
Proposals sent by email using the previous latex proposal forms will not be accepted unless there are exceptional circumstances.
The Australia Telescope keeps archives of all approved proposals and sources observed (with the Compact Array). A search of this database is useful before planning your observing proposals.
Additionally, a list of all currently active VLBI proposals and their status is also available.
Details of the VLBI network and conditions for all users are given in the vlbi guide.