So it seems our ESO proposal for telescope time was declined. Which is a sad shame of epic proportions, given how interesting the star we were hoping to observe actually is. Interesting molecular emission lines and an atypical circumstellar environment could make for some fascinating observations. Unfortunately, I don’t know how much of this has been published, so I’m not really at liberty to elaborate any more about what and where this star might be.
Perhaps we were over-ambitious. Perhaps we need to send some applications to smaller telescopes too (after all, some data is better than no data). Perhaps the reviewer didn’t entirely understand what we were proposing. Such is the way with proposals, so I’m told.
Ah well. Onward and upward.