APF Observer Information
To see the Deadlines and the Most Recent call for proposals please see Calls for Proposals, Deadlines, and Schedules page.
Call for Proposals
Understanding the APF Queue
The APF is fully queue scheduled with the TAC ranking determining the target’s position within the queue. If you have targets near the beginning of the semester you probably need very high ranking within the queue to get your targets observed. Targets near the end of the semester may not require quite as high a ranking. Thus, it may be to your advantage to submit proposals in every semester in order to get your targets completed. The Queue observing mode tends to complete programs with a deep pool of targets distributed across the sky and programs. Programs with targets covering a very narrow range of RA and DEC may only be completed with very strong proposals which get top ranking by the TAC. For more information please see: Proposal Ranking.
Information about the APF telescope can be found at: http://apf.ucolick.org