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XTEAO - XTE Proposal Info & Abstracts

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Overview

The XTEAO database table contains the official observing program for the Rossi X-Ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) satellite. This list contains the targets recommended by the review panels for the various Cycles of Guest Observer (GO) proposals up to and including Cycle 15. Notice that not all entries in this list will actually be observed, since it includes observations of targets-of-opportunity (TOOs) which may never be triggered. Also note that multiple pointings at a particular target are permitted.

Bulletin

The XTEAO database table was last updated on 16 March 2012.

References

Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE):
	http://rxte.gsfc.nasa.gov/
RXTE Science Operations Facility (SOF):
	http://rxte.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/xte/SOF/XTESOF.html
RXTE Guest Observer Facility (GOF):
	http://rxte.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/xte/xtegof.html
RXTE Data Archive:
	ftp://legacy.gsfc.nasa.gov/xte/data/archive/
RXTE Proposal Abstracts:
	ftp://legacy.gsfc.nasa.gov/FTP/xte/abstracts/

Provenance

This database table is updated by the HEASARC periodically, based on information provided by the RXTE Guest Observer Facility (GOF).

Parameters

Cycle
The proposal cycle (or AO) number under which the observation of the target was approved.

Prnb
The RXTE proposal number.

Target_No
The number of the target within the proposal.

Target_Name
The name of the target.

RA
The Right Ascension of the target in the selected equinox.

Dec
The Declination of the target in the selected equinox.

LII
The Galactic Longitude of the target.

BII
The Galactic Latitude of the target.

Time_Awarded
The total observation time, in kiloseconds.

Pinb
The unique RXTE identifying number for the Principal Investigator of the proposal.

PI_LName
The last name of the Principal Investigator of the proposal.

PI_FName
The first name of the Principal Investigator of the proposal.

Title
The title of the proposal.

Abstract
The abstract of the proposal associated with the target.


Contact Person

Detailed questions about RXTE should be addressed to the RXTE User Hotline. Questions regarding the XTEAO database table can be addressed to the HEASARC User Hotline.

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Last Modified: 5-Jan-2011