TSIP Funding and Public Access Summary

The follow summary shows the amount of funding TSIP has provided since its inception to build new instrumentation for private US large aperture telescopes. The numbers are approximate. The number of nights is based on recovering only half of the funding allocated for instrument projects (system improvement proposals). For system access proposals, the number of nights is based on a one-to-one dollar match for a night's worth of operation.

Year Awards Instrument Amount (Millions) Nights Telescope Cost/ night Cost/ night/m2 Start of Time Allocated
2002 CARA OSIRIS $2.75 29 Keck $47,400 $604 2003A
CARA KIRMOS $1.14 12 Keck $47,400 $604 2003A
2003 Harvard SAO MMIRS $2.50 54 MMT/Magellan $23,000 $693 2004A?
CARA KIRMOS $1.10 12 Keck $45,800 $583 2004A
2005 CARA MOSFIRE $2.45 24 Keck $51,000 $649 2006B
WIYN ODI $1.64 40 WIYN $12,300 $1,278 *
2006 CARA MOSFIRE $4.90 48 Keck $51,000 $649 2007A
Ohio State MODS $2.60 25 LBT $52,000 $517 2007A**
Carnegie Mosaic2 *** $0.65 15 Magellan $21,600 $651 2007A
2007 CARA NGAO PD $2.05 20 Keck $51,184 $652 2008B
Steward AOM2 $1.00 22 Magellan $22,181 $668 2008B
Steward System Access $0.80 28 MMT $28,606 $862 2008B
Harvard SAO MMIRS $0.95 25 MMT/Magellan $24,888 $750 2008B
2009 CARA NGAO $1.23 12 Keck $51,184 $652 2010B
CARA KCWI $1.23 12 Keck $51,184 $652 2010B
Magellan IMACS $0.40 8 Magellan $24,888 $750 2010B
2010 CARA KCWI $1.23 12 Keck $51,184 $652 2011B
Harvard SAO Binospec $1.47 28 MMT $26,746 $806 2011B
2011 CARA KCWI (Blue only) $2.90 27 Keck $53,700 $684 2013A
Totals $32.99 453

* Nights to be taken with ODI which is not yet completed.

**Planned start

***New CCD mosaic for the IMACS instrument at Magellan

Last updated or reviewed July 8, 2012.