IGRINS - Call for Proposals for 2016 Trimester 2


IGRINS (Immersion Grating Infrared Spectrograph) is a high-resolution (R ~ 40,000), near-infrared (H and K simultaneously) spectrograph developed by Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute and the University of Texas at Austin. It is being operated at the 2.7-m telescope of the McDonald observatory. Here we solicit proposals for the 2016 Trimester 2. For this trimester, about 3 nights of Korean Guaranteed time will be offered to a normal user. Alternatively, one can apply for the McDonald Open Time. More details can be found from the web page below. If you have any other inquiry, please feel free to contact us at kgmtscience@kasi.re.kr anytime. 

Jae-Joon Lee 
on the behalf of K-GMT Science Group


  • Telescope/Instrument : McDonald 2.7m / IGRINS
  • Deadlines: 
    • Korean Guaranteed time Normal Program : 8am (KST) Jan 25
    • McDonald Open Time Program : End of January (exact date and time will be announced later)
  • Period of Observations : April 2016 - August 2016
    • Depending on the summer maintenance schedule, part of the July and August time won’t be available. 
  • Author Policy
    • Principal investigator of a proposed program must be a Korean citizen or a resident in Korea who is officially affiliated with a Korean research institution or university.
    • IGRINS is a PI instrument. A member or members of the IGRINS team (http://kgmtscience.kasi.re.kr/kgmt_igrins/contact/team.html) must be on each proposal.
  • IGRINS Newsletter : IGRINS Newsletter for 2016Tri1 has not been released yet, but will become available in a few weeks of time.
  • K-GMT IGRINS CfP page : http://kgmtscience.kasi.re.kr/kgmt_igrins/