APPROVED AO-1 PROGRAMMES

 

24 July 2019:  The first Announcement of Opportunity (AO1) for the CHEOPS Guest Observers Programme came out on 19 March 2019, and closed approximately 8 weeks later on 16 May 2019. The CHEOPS Time Allocation Committee (TAC) met on the 2-3 July 2019.

Based on the recommendations made by the TAC, the Director of Science has awarded observing time on CHEOPS to the proposals listed in the table below. 12 programmes have been awarded observing time on CHEOPS, covering a total of 530 orbits. The number of orbits that have been awarded is below what had been foreseen to be allocated for this first call - details of how it will be possible to apply for the remaining orbits will be announced in coming months.

Targets that are part of these programmes have been added to the Reserved Target List and cannot be included in future observing programmes. 

 

Principle Investigators of proposals that have been awarded time will be contacted by email, and are required to complete and submit observation requests by 23:59 (GMT) on 10 September 2019. Detailed instructions on how to fill in CHEOPS observation requests can be found at this link.

The updated virtual machine (cheopsfcvm05) for the feasibility checker can be downloaded from the same ftp site as used during AO-1 (see AO-1 call page, under tools for details): updated installation and user instructions that include the new name of the image can be downloaded by clicking on these links:  a.installation  b.use

 

 

Key to table:  EP - Exoplanet Science; SP – Stellar Physics; Other – Other topics.

 

Proposal ID

Surname of PI (Country)

Title of Proposal

# orbits

Priority

001 (EP)

Pillitteri (IT)

Teasing a star with a planet: a CHEOPS study of HD 17156 and its hot Jupiter.

24

2

002 (EP)

Redfield (US)

Three resonant planets: Tracking the nearby multi-planet system GJ 9827.

18

2

004 (EP)

Ridden-Harper (US)

Kelt-22A b: An ideal candidate for the first definitive detection of orbital tidal dissipation and determination of the second degree fluid Love number.

99

1 (60)

2 (39)

005 (EP)

Smith (DE)

Measuring the orbital obliquity of the warm Jupiter K2-139b.

28

2

006 (SP)

Garai (HU)

Rapidly rotating stars and their transiting planets: a unique laboratory of many astrophysical effects.

72

2

007 (EP)

Morris (CH)

Planetary material orbiting white dwarfs.

84

2

013 (EP)

Dragomir (US)

Exploring the diversity of small planet compositions.

30

1

015 (EP)

Boisse (FR)

Is the Neptune-mass planet around the bright HD XXX transiting?

28

2

017 (EP)

Lopez (FR)

Measuring timing transit variations in the dynamically remarkable system K2-138.

87.6

1

019 (EP)

Todorov (NL)

The first young Jupiter transit with CHEOPS.

9

2

020 (EP)

Desidera (IT)

Characterisation of the very young planet DS Tuc b with CHEOPS.

23.4

2

021 (Other)

Rebollido (ES)

Hunting for exocomets transiting the young naked-eye star 5 Vulpeculae. 

27

2

Total

 

 

530