The Italian Space Agency (ASI) announces the release of the fourth Announcement of Opportunity to solicit proposals for the Guest Observer Program (GOP) of the AGILE mission.

This announcement solicits proposals for observations to be carried out during the observing time beginning on December 1st, 2010, and lasting twelve months.

Proposals may be submitted at any time during the period
starting June 1, 2011 and ending June 30, 2011.
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AGILE-GRID data for sources not reserved to the AGILE Team can be requested within the AGILE Guest Observer Program.
AO4 Guest Observers can request data for:

- specific 1AGL, 1FGL and 3EG catalogue sources;
- pulsars;
- Active Galactic Nuclei.

Top level documentation regarding the AO4 can be found here:

   • Agile AO4 Approved Targets

   • Agile AO4 Polices and Procedures

   • Agile AO4 Team Reserved Sources

Proposals may be prepared and submitted using a set of dedicated ASDC GOP on-line services (Proposal Preparation) .

Please remember that users must register in order to access the "proposal submission tool" and to prepare and update their proposals before final submission.

AGILE is operating in "spinning observing mode", surveying a large fraction of the sky every day and during Cycle-4 it will not follow a predefined Baseline Pointing Plan. An AGILE "Visibility Tool", giving the expected 1-year exposure in spinning for any sky direction, is available here.

The AGILE current spinning sky view

AGILE Spinning daily FOV plot

Click here to access to AGILE Spinning FOV plotter