I'm curious about proposals and time allocation on AAVSOnet: to what extent is the system oversubscribed, what types of proposals have the best chance of getting time (type of object, year-long monitoring of miras vs. shorter runs with higher cadence), what happens with proposals that doesn't result in either an acceptance or feedback from the time allocation committee, what's the rejection rate of proposals etc.
Is there any background information or discussion about such things somewhere? I found a list of objects accepted for observation on AAVSOnet, but that list had not been updated since a couple of years.
The background to my question is, of course, that I am interested in getting some time for some of my projects and have only been lucky to get one proposal accepted, so far. Am I doing something wrong, or are the odds of getting time high? What are the characteristics of a good proposal?
I really think that AAVSOnet is a wonderful part of AAVSO, and would like to utilise it more than I've been able to. Instead of observing my projects on AAVSOnet, I'm observing with commercial telescopes - mostly iTelescope.org and Sierra Stars - but that can get kind of expensive in the long run ...
With kind regards,
/Gustav Holmberg, HGUA