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NASA has approved extending RXTE operations through September 2009. In order to provide an observing plan for this extended period, the RXTE team is implementing a new, shortened proposal cycle, based on plans outlined in the 2008 Senior Review proposal. RXTE Cycle 13 will be public observations only (i.e., no proprietary data in cycle 13). It will be drawn from two sources: a "Core Program" and an "Open-Time program." The Core Program was formulated by the Project Scientist, in consultation with the RXTE Users group and the instrument teams. It is based on monitoring proposals and target of opportunity proposals in place in Cycle 12, most of which have passed several peer reviews as providing important science for RXTE. It will not be necessary to repropose for these. The Core Program is shown below, with Monitoring proposals listed first, followed by TOO proposals.

The other component of Cycle 13 will be an "Open-Time" program, where users will be able to propose further observations for Cycle 13 not already included in the Core Program (note that they will all be public - there will be no proprietary data awarded in Cycle 13). These "Open-Time" proposals should avoid duplicating the science of the Core Program given below. For more information on proposing for the Cycle 13 "Open Time" program, see the RXTE Cycle 13 Information Page.

Cycle 13 Core Program

Monitoring Proposals

Description
Monitoring observations include specific stars, intermediate polars, radio/X-ray rotation powered pulsars, soft gamma repeaters (SGRs), anomolous X-ray pulsars (AXPs) , the persistent millisecond pulsar HETE J1900.1-2455, the spin-rate reversing pulsar 4U1907+09, two pulsar rich positions in the SMC, galactic plane scans, two low mass X-ray binaries, the binary pulsar EXO 2030+375, the gamma ray binaries LS I +61 303 and LS 5039, the persistent black holes LMC X-3, LMC X-1, Cyg X-1 and GRS 1915+1-5, the ultra-luminous X-ray source in M82, and specific AGN. In general the lower frequency monitoring will be continued. High frequency parts of the cycle 12 proposals have already been carried out and will not be repeated without a new proposal.

Targets
Note: when extended into AO-13, these data will be numbered "94..." and be immediately public.
For more information on any of the proposals below, use HEASARC's Argus service: select "RXTE" under "Missions" and put in the Cycle 12 proposal number, then hit submit. For all observations listed, you will see Related Links for "Abstract", "Modes", and other proposal information.

Target			Cycle 12 ID	Cycle 12 PI
------			-----------	-----------
WR140			93001-01	CORCORAN
ETACAR			93002-01	CORCORAN
CHCYG			93007-01	MUKAI
TCRB			93007-03	MUKAI
PSRJ1846-0258		93010-01	GOTTHELF
PSRJ1811-1925		93012-01	KASPI
SGR1806-20		93016-01	KOUVELIOTOU
1E2259+586		93019-01	KASPI
1E1048.1-5937		93019-02	KASPI
1E1841-045		93019-03	KASPI
RXSJ170849.0-400910	93019-04	KASPI
4U0142+61		93019-05	KASPI
PSRJ0537-6910		93023-01	MARSHALL
HETEJ1900.1-2455	93030-01	GALLOWAY
4U1907+09		93036-01	INAM
SMCPOSITIONE		93037-01	CORBET
SMCPOSITIONF		93037-02	CORBET
GALACTICBULGE1		93040-01	MARKWARDT
GALACTICBULGE2		93040-02	MARKWARDT
GALACTICBULGERPLUS	93040-03	MARKWARDT
GALACTICBULGEXPLUS	93040-04	MARKWARDT
GALACTICBULGERMINU	93040-05	MARKWARDT
GALACTICBULGEXMINU	93040-06	MARKWARDT
4U1705-44		93060-01	HOMAN
EXO0748-676		93074-01  	WOLFF 
EXO0748-676		94074-02  	WOLFF
EXO0748-676		94074-03  	WOLFF 
EXO0748-676		94074-04  	WOLFF 
EXO0748-676		94074-05  	WOLFF
EXO0748-676		94074-06  	WOLFF 
EXO0748-676		94074-07  	WOLFF 
4U1636-53		93087-01	BELLONI
EXO2030+375		93098-01	WILSON
LSI +61303		93102-01	RAY
LS5039			93102-02	RAY
LMCX-3			93113-01	SMITH
NEARLMC X-1		93113-02	SMITH
CYGX-1			93121-01	POTTSCHMIDT
M82ULX			93123-01	KAARET
MKN79			93127-02	MCHARDY
NGC4593			93127-05	MCHARDY
NGC3783			93127-08	MCHARDY
MKN110			93127-10	MCHARDY
NGC4051			93127-13	MCHARDY
NGC 4258		93134-01	MARKOWITZ
3C279			93135-01	MARSCHER
PKS1510-089		93135-02	MARSCHER
BLLAC			93135-03	MARSCHER
3C273			93135-04	MARSCHER
MR2251-178		93136-01	UTTLEY
3C111			93137-01	MARSCHER
NGC7213			93139-01	UTTLEY
MKN766			93144-01	MARKOWITZ
NGC7469			93144-06	MARKOWITZ
NGC1052			93148-01	KADLER
PKS0558-504		93152-02	GLIOZZI
GRS1915+105		93701-01	MORGAN

TOO Proposals

Description
TOO programs include those for following up the identification of new transient sources before it is known whether they are black hole candidates or neutron stars and for following the recurrences of previously identified transients. They can be triggered by detection by any X-ray mission, or by evidence of outburst in another wavelength. The programs include following up the identification of new accreting millisecond pulsars and the reoccurrences of any known millisecond pulsar, and for observing any AXP or SGR, newly identified or known, which becomes burst active or is observed to flare or have a glitch in the rotation rate. They include programs which would follow up special conditions of known low mass X-ray binaries, in particular especially low flux states or burst active states of sources in which burst oscillations are not known or in which there is evidence of an on-going superburst. They include observations of bright outbursts of transient classical X-ray pulsars. They include following outbursts of known black hole transients and new black hole candidates, essentially as long and as much as is interesting. The cycle 12 proposals will be used as guides for what the observing modes should be and how much time is worthwhile for the particular type of occurrence. "Requests for observation" will be responded to as before.

Targets
Note: when extended into AO-13, these data will be numbered "94..." and be immediately public.
For more information on any of the proposals below, use HEASARC's Argus service: select "RXTE" under "Missions" and put in the Cycle 12 proposal number, then hit submit. For all observations listed, you will see Related Links for "Abstract", "Modes", and other proposal information.

Target			Cycle 12 ID	Cycle 12 PI
------			-----------	-----------
NEWMSECPULSAR1		93013-01	CHAKRABARTY
NEWMSECPULSAR1		93013-02	CHAKRABARTY
NEWMSECPULSAR2		93013-03	CHAKRABARTY
NEWMSECPULSAR2		93013-04	CHAKRABARTY
NEWMSECPULSAR3		93013-05	CHAKRABARTY
NEWMSECPULSAR3		93013-06	CHAKRABARTY
IGRJ00291+5934		93013-07	CHAKRABARTY
XTEJ0929-314		93013-08	CHAKRABARTY
XTEJ1751-305		93013-09	CHAKRABARTY
XTEJ1807-294		93013-10	CHAKRABARTY
XTEJ1814-338		93013-11	CHAKRABARTY
NEW_X-RAY_RQ_PSR	93015-01	KASPI
1E2259+586		93017-01	KASPI
1E1048.1-5937		93017-02	KASPI
1E1841-045		93017-03	KASPI
RXSJ170849.0-400910	93017-04	KASPI
4U0142+61		93017-05	KASPI
CXOUJ010043.1-72113	93017-06	KASPI
CXOJ164710.2-455216	93017-07	KASPI
XTEJ1810-197		93017-08	KASPI
NEW_AXP			93017-09	KASPI
AXJ1845-0258		93018-01	KASPI
HESSJ1813-178		93021-01	GOTTHELF
SAXJ1808.4-3658		93027-01	WIJNANDS
HETEJ1900.1-2455	93028-01	GALLOWAY
HETEJ1900.1-2455	93028-02	GALLOWAY
NEW_PERSISTENT_MSP	93029-01	GALLOWAY
4U0115+63		93032-01	POTTSCHMIDT
2S1417-624		93032-02	POTTSCHMIDT
GROJ1008-57		93032-03	POTTSCHMIDT
1A1118-616		93032-04	POTTSCHMIDT
GROJ1750-27		93032-05	POTTSCHMIDT
KS1947+300		93032-06	POTTSCHMIDT
CEPX-4			93032-07	POTTSCHMIDT
GS0834-430		93032-08	POTTSCHMIDT
4U1901+03		93032-09	POTTSCHMIDT
GROJ2058+42		93032-10	POTTSCHMIDT
GS1843+00		93032-11	POTTSCHMIDT
XTEJ1946+274		93032-12	POTTSCHMIDT
XTEJ0658-073		93032-13	POTTSCHMIDT
V0332+53		93032-14	POTTSCHMIDT
GENERICPULSAR		93032-15	POTTSCHMIDT
4U0115+63		93032-16	POTTSCHMIDT
2S1417-624		93032-17	POTTSCHMIDT
GROJ1008-57		93032-18	POTTSCHMIDT
1A1118-616		93032-19	POTTSCHMIDT
GROJ1750-27		93032-20	POTTSCHMIDT
KS1947+300		93032-21	POTTSCHMIDT
CEPX-4			93032-22	POTTSCHMIDT
GS0834-430		93032-23	POTTSCHMIDT
4U1901+03		93032-24	POTTSCHMIDT
GROJ2058+42		93032-25	POTTSCHMIDT
GS1843+00		93032-26	POTTSCHMIDT
XTEJ1946+274		93032-27	POTTSCHMIDT
XTEJ0658-073		93032-28	POTTSCHMIDT
V0332+53		93032-29	POTTSCHMIDT
GENERICPULSAR		93032-30	POTTSCHMIDT
COHLMXBJXXYY+ZZ		93041-01	MARKWARDT
VARLMXBJXXYY+ZZ		93041-02	MARKWARDT
XTEJ1751-305		93042-01	MARKWARDT
XTEJ1807-194		93042-02	MARKWARDT
XTEJ1814-338		93042-03	MARKWARDT
FAINTTRANS1 JXXYY+ZZ	93044-01	SWANK
FAINTTRANS2 JXXYY+ZZ	93044-02	SWANK
FAINTTRANS3 JXXYY+ZZ	93044-03	SWANK
FAINTTRANS4 JXXYY+ZZ	93044-04	SWANK
FAINTTRANS5 JXXYY+ZZ	93044-05	SWANK
FAINTTRANS6 JXXYY+ZZ	93044-06	SWANK
FAINTTRANS7 JXXYY+ZZ	93044-07	SWANK
FAINTTRANS8 JXXYY+ZZ	93044-08	SWANK
FAINTTRANS9 JXXYY+ZZ	93044-09	SWANK
FAINTTRANS10 JXXYY+ZZ	93044-10	SWANK
SCOX-1			93046-01	VAN DER KLIS
GX5-1			93046-02	VAN DER KLIS
GX17+2			93046-03	VAN DER KLIS
GX340+0			93046-04	VAN DER KLIS
GX349+2			93046-05	VAN DER KLIS
GX3+1			93046-06	VAN DER KLIS
GX9+1			93046-07	VAN DER KLIS
GX13+1			93046-08	VAN DER KLIS
GX9+9			93046-09	VAN DER KLIS
SGR1      		93048-01	GOGUS
SGR2 			93048-02	GOGUS
SGR3     		93048-03	GOGUS
XTEJ1710-281		93052-01	MARKWARDT
GRS1747-312		93052-02	MARKWARDT
XTEJ1806-246		93055-02	ALTAMIRANO
EXO1745-248		93055-03	ALTAMIRANO
NEWSOURCE		93055-04	ALTAMIRANO
BURSTINGSOURCE		93064-01	GALLOWAY
BURSTINGSOURCE		93064-02	GALLOWAY
BURSTINGSOURCE		93064-03	GALLOWAY
BURSTINGSOURCE		93064-04	GALLOWAY
BURSTINGSOURCE		93064-05	GALLOWAY
SWIFTJXXXX-YYY1		93065-01	KRIMM
SWIFTJXXXX-YYY2		93065-02	KRIMM
SWIFTJXXXX-YYY3		93065-03	KRIMM
SWIFTJXXXX-YYY4 	93065-04	KRIMM
SWIFTJXXXX-YYY5		93065-05	KRIMM
SWIFTJXXXX-YYYN		93065-06	KRIMM
CENX-4			93066-01	REMILLARD
AQLX-1			93076-01	MAITRA
CENX-4			93076-02	MAITRA
A0620-00		93076-03	MAITRA
GRS1124-68		93076-04	MAITRA
XTE1550-564		93076-05	MAITRA
SAX1819.3-2525		93076-06	MAITRA
4U1630-47		93076-07	MAITRA
GX339-4			93076-08	MAITRA
GRS1915+105		93076-09	MAITRA
4U1543-47		93076-10	MAITRA
GROJ1655-40		93076-11	MAITRA
XTE J1817-33		93076-12	MAITRA
XTEJ1701-462		93076-13	MAITRA
SWIFTJ1753.5-0127	93076-14	MAITRA
NEWSOURCE		93076-15	MAITRA
SAXJ1324.5-6313		93085-01	WIJNANDS
SAXJ1752.3-3138		93085-02	WIJNANDS
SAXJ1753.5-2349		93085-03	WIJNANDS
SAXJ1806.5-2215		93085-04	WIJNANDS
SAXJ1818.7+1424		93085-05	WIJNANDS
SAXJ1828.5-1037		93085-06	WIJNANDS
SAXJ2224.9+5421		93085-07	WIJNANDS
IGRJ17364-2711		93085-08	WIJNANDS
SWIFTJ1749.4-2807	93085-09	WIJNANDS
4U1608-52		93086-01	ALTAMIRANO
AQLX-1			93086-02	ALTAMIRANO
4U1636-53		93089-01	STROHMAYER
4U1820-30		93089-02	STROHMAYER
4U1735-44		93089-03	STROHMAYER
SERX-1			93089-04	STROHMAYER
GX3+1			93089-05	STROHMAYER
4U1728-34		93089-06	STROHMAYER
GS1826-238		93089-07	STROHMAYER
4U1702-429		93089-08	STROHMAYER
4U1705-440		93089-09	STROHMAYER
CYGX-2			93089-10	STROHMAYER
4U0614+091		93089-11	STROHMAYER
NEWSUPERBURST		93089-12	STROHMAYER
4U1254-69		93089-13	STROHMAYER
4U1608-522		93089-14	STROHMAYER
AQ X-1			93089-15	STROHMAYER
GX9+1			93089-17	STROHMAYER
GX13+1			93089-18	STROHMAYER
GX9+9			93089-19	STROHMAYER
KS1731-260		93089-20	STROHMAYER
SLX1735-269		93089-21	STROHMAYER
4U1820-30		93090-01	CORNELISSE
4U1820-30		93090-02	CORNELISSE
BURSTER1 		93093-01	KAARET
BURSTER2 		93093-02	KAARET
BURSTER3		93093-03	KAARET
4U0614+091		93094-01	KAARET
4U 1728-34		93094-02	KAARET
A0538-66		93096-01	CORBET
A0538-66		93096-02	CORBET
UNKNOWN1(IGRJ####)	93103-01	RODRIGUEZ
UNKNOWN2(IGRJ####)	93103-02	RODRIGUEZ
UNKNOWN3(IGRJ####)	93103-03	RODRIGUEZ
UNKNOWN4(IGRJ####)	93103-04	RODRIGUEZ
SWIFTJ1753.5-0127	93105-01	SOLERI
SWIFTJ1753.5-0127	93105-02	SOLERI
BHTRANSIENT1		93108-01	CASELLA
BHTRANSIENT2		93108-02	CASELLA
BHTRANSIENT3		93108-03	CASELLA
BHTRANSIENT4		93108-04	CASELLA
X-RAYNOVA		93109-01	MCCLINTOCK
FAINTTRANSIENT1		93111-01	BELLONI
FAINTTRANSIENT2		93111-02	BELLONI
FAINTMONITORING		93111-03	BELLONI
LMCX-3			93114-01	BOYD
V4641SGR		93115-01	YAMAOKA
LOFAR1			93117-01	WIJNANDS
LOFAR2			93117-02	WIJNANDS
LOFAR3			93117-03	WIJNANDS
LOFAR4			93117-04	WIJNANDS
LOFAR5			93117-05	WIJNANDS
BHTRANSIENT1		93118-01	BELLONI
BHTRANSIENT2		93118-02	BELLONI
BRIGHTBHTRANSIENT	93124-01	VAN DER KLIS
BRIGHtBHTRANSIENT	93124-02	VAN DER KLIS
BRIGHTBHTRANSIENT	93124-03	VAN DER KLIS
BRIGHTBHTRANSIENT	93124-04	VAN DER KLIS
BRIGHTBHTRANSIENT	93124-05	VAN DER KLIS
BRIGHTBHTRANSIENT	93124-06	VAN DER KLIS
BRIGHTBHTRANSIENT	93124-07	VAN DER KLIS
BRIGHTBHTRANSIENT	93124-08	VAN DER KLIS
UNKNOWN			93125-01	CADOLLE BEL
UNKNOWN			93125-02	CADOLLE BEL
UNKNOWN			93125-03	CADOLLE BEL
UNKNOWN			93125-04	CADOLLE BEL
1es2344+514		93132-01	KRAWCZYNSKI
H1426+428		93132-02	KRAWCZYNSKI
MRK180			93132-03	KRAWCZYNSKI
1es0033+595		93132-04	KRAWCZYNSKI
1es0120+340		93132-05	KRAWCZYNSKI
1es0647+25.0		93132-06	KRAWCZYNSKI
1es0806+524		93132-07	KRAWCZYNSKI
1es1028+511		93132-08	KRAWCZYNSKI
1es1101-23.2		93132-09	KRAWCZYNSKI
RX J1211.9+2242		93132-10	KRAWCZYNSKI
1es1218+304		93132-11	KRAWCZYNSKI
1es1553+113		93132-12	KRAWCZYNSKI
1es1959+650		93133-01	KRAWCZYNSKI
MRK421			93133-02	KRAWCZYNSKI
MRK501			93133-03	KRAWCZYNSKI
0109+224		93140-01	MILLER
0754+101		93140-02	MILLER
HESS_AGN1		93141-01	COSTAMANTE
HESS_AGN2		93141-02	COSTAMANTE
HESS_AGN3		93141-03	COSTAMANTE
HESS_AGN4_HIGH		93141-04	COSTAMANTE
HESS_AGN5_HIGH		93141-05	COSTAMANTE
3C273			93143-01	CARSON
HESS_AGN1		93145-01	DE ALMEIDA
HESS_AGN2		93145-02	DE ALMEIDA
3C66A			93149-01	TAGLIAFERRI
AO0235+164		93149-02	TAGLIAFERRI
PKS0528+134		93149-03	TAGLIAFERRI
PKS0537-441		93149-04	TAGLIAFERRI
S50716+71		93149-05	TAGLIAFERRI
PKS0735+17		93149-06	TAGLIAFERRI
OJ248			93149-07	TAGLIAFERRI
OJ287			93149-08	TAGLIAFERRI
S40954+65		93149-09	TAGLIAFERRI
ON231			93149-10	TAGLIAFERRI
3C273			93149-11	TAGLIAFERRI
3C279			93149-12	TAGLIAFERRI
PKS1406-076		93149-13	TAGLIAFERRI
PKS1510-08		93149-14	TAGLIAFERRI
PKS1622-29		93149-15	TAGLIAFERRI
BLLAC			93149-16	TAGLIAFERRI
CTA102			93149-17	TAGLIAFERRI
3C454.3			93149-18	TAGLIAFERRI
MRK0421			93150-01	CHEN
MRK0501			93150-02	CHEN
3C454.3			93150-03	CHEN
OJ+248			93150-04	CHEN
4C+10.45		93150-05	CHEN
OS+319			93150-06	CHEN
PKS0235+164		93150-07	CHEN
3C66A			93150-08	CHEN
M87			93150-09	CHEN
CTA26			93150-10	CHEN
PKS2155-304		93150-11	CHEN
PKS1622-29		93150-12	CHEN
HB891406-076		93150-13	CHEN
3C446			93150-14	CHEN
NGC6251			93150-15	CHEN
3C120			93150-16	CHEN
4C+19.44		93150-17	CHEN
4C+01.02		93150-18	CHEN
4C+31.56		93150-19	CHEN
HB892005-489		93150-20	CHEN
HB892128-123		93150-21	CHEN
HB891730-130		93150-22	CHEN
HB890735+178		93150-23	CHEN
HB890836+710		93150-24	CHEN
HB890954+658		93150-25	CHEN
HB891739+522		93150-26	CHEN
4C+04.42		93150-27	CHEN
3C273			93150-28	CHEN
BLLAC			93150-29	CHEN
4C29.45			93150-30	CHEN
PKS0528+134		93150-31	CHEN
1ES2344+514		93150-32	CHEN
ON+231			93150-33	CHEN
HB890716+714		93150-34	CHEN
HB890736+017		93150-35	CHEN
3C279			93150-36	CHEN
OA129			93150-37	CHEN
PKS1622-253		93150-38	CHEN
NRAO0190		93150-39	CHEN
TXS1510-089		93150-40	CHEN
3C111			93150-41	CHEN
SGR*			93150-42	CHEN
CENA			93150-43	CHEN
3C345			93150-44	CHEN
B31128+385		93150-45	CHEN
PKS2209+236		93150-46	CHEN
1ES1921-293		93150-47	CHEN
OJ+287			93150-48	CHEN
HB891127-145		93150-49	CHEN
HB891921-293		93150-50	CHEN
HB890829+046		93150-51	CHEN
HB891633+382		93150-52	CHEN
HB892230+114		93150-53	CHEN
PKS1830-211		93150-54	CHEN
BLACKHOLETRANSIENT	93700-01	HOMAN
BHCTRANSIENT#1		93702-01	TOMSICK
BHCTRANSIENT#1		93702-02	TOMSICK
BHCTRANSIENT#2		93702-03	TOMSICK
BHCTRANSIENT#2		93702-04	TOMSICK
XTEJ1701-462		93703-01	WIJNANDS


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