* Special Note Concerning Allocated Telescope Time

For 2012-17, the Steward Observatory Telescope Assignment Committee has typically allocated 9 or 10 contiguous nights per month for science programs that utilize the SPOL instrument. Seven nights per month have been allocated for the Fermi/Steward Observatory Blazar monitoring program. However, to maximize operational efficiency and extend the temporal coverage of the blazar monitoring program, observations for other programs utilizing SPOL are intermixed during the campaigns. On average, blazar monitoring will occupy 7/9 of the time during each campaign that is suitable for observations. In this way, all science programs will be better insulated from periods of bad weather and SPOL does not need to be installed and removed from a telescope multiple times during a month.