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Approved NOAO Survey Programs



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Dell'Antonio, Ian Brown University 2019A-0308 CTIO 4m 9

LoVoCCS: the Local Volume Complete Cluster Survey


Drlica-Wagner, Alex Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory 2019A-0305 CTIO 4m 21

DECam Dwarf Galaxy Survey


Hardegree-Ullman, Kevin California Institute of Technology--IPAC 2019A-0364 CTIO SOAR 5

Atmospheric Survey of Giant Exoplanets Discovered by TESS


Penny, Matthew Ohio State University 2019A-0315 CTIO 4m 4

Multi-band Imaging Survey for High-Alpha PlanetS (MISHAPS): Surveying the demographics of transiting hot Jupiters in the alpha-rich Galactic bulge


Trilling, David Northern Arizona University 2019A-0337 CTIO 4m 4.5

The Deep DECam Outer Solar System Survey (DDOSSS)

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Approved Fermi Programs



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Massaro, Francesco Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino 2018B-0934 CTIO 4m 1

THE OPTICAL SPECTROSCOPIC CAMPAIGN OF GAMMA-RAY BLAZAR CANDIDATES: 10 YRS AFTER THE FERMI LAUNCH

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Approved Long Term Programs



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Chomiuk, Laura Michigan State University 2018A-0145 MtWilson CHARA 3

Imaging the Evolution and Expansion of Nova Ejecta


Dawson, William Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 2018A-0273 CTIO 4m 10

PALS: Paralensing Survey of Intermediate Mass Black Holes


Ellis, Tyler Louisiana State University 2019A-0155 MtWilson CHARA 4

Radii of late type-dwarfs, exoplanet hosts, and exoplanet host candidates


Gallenne, Alexandre European Southern Observatory 2019A-0071 MtWilson CHARA 4

Multiplicity of Galactic Cepheids from long-baseline interferometry


Gallenne, Alexandre European Southern Observatory 2019A-0071 CTIO 4m 5

Multiplicity of Galactic Cepheids from long-baseline interferometry


Greenbaum, Alexandra University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2019A-0206 MtWilson CHARA 4

Orbits of Moving Group Binaries at Small Angular Separations with CHARA


Malhotra, Sangeeta NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 2018B-0327 CTIO 4m 5

Lyman Alpha Galaxies in the Epoch of Reionization


Moskovitz, Nicholas Lowell Observatory 2017B-0111 CTIO SOAR 4

The Mission Accessible Near-Earth Object Survey (MANOS)


Rest, Armin Space Telescope Science Institute 2018B-0122 CTIO 4m 2.5

Photometric Time Series of Carinae's Great Eruption


Richardson, Noel University of Toledo 2017B-0088 MtWilson CHARA 2

Weighing Evolved Massive Stars in Binary systems with Interferometry


Roettenbacher, Rachael Yale University 2019A-0116 MtWilson CHARA 9

Interferometrically Detecting and Measuring Differential Rotation on the Spotted Giant Andromedae


Tokovinin, Andrei National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2018A-0004 CTIO SOAR 7

Dynamics of resolved triple systems and ``fast'' binaries

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Approved Regular Programs



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Agueros, Marcel Columbia University 2019B-0272 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.89

Monitoring H-alpha and TiO Emission of M Dwarfs in the TESS Southern Continuous Viewing Zone


Andrews, Jennifer University of Arizona 2019B-0343 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.24

Spectrophotometric Time Series of Eta Carinae's Great Eruption


Antunano Martin, Arrate University of Leicester 2019B-0416 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1

Characterising Jupiter’s Equatorial Zone Disturbance and the Deep Atmosphere via Gemini-Juno Comparisons


Arcavi, Iair Tel Aviv University 2019B-0172 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.27

Mapping the Diversity and Emission Mechanisms of SMBH-Related Transients


Aydi, Elias Michigan State University 2019B-0283 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.4

Investigating shocks and outflow structure in Galactic novae


Barrientos, Felipe Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile 2019B-1008 CTIO 4m 2

Lyman Alpha Galaxies in the Epoch of Reoinization (LAGER)


Bassett, Robert Swinburne University of Technology 2019B-0109 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.21

The Great Escape: Mapping LyC and Ionization Conditions in HII regions


Beck, Tracy Space Telescope Science Institute 2019B-0153 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.32

Is Binary Orbital Motion Triggering Mass Outflow Ejections?


Beck, Tracy Space Telescope Science Institute 2019B-0166 GEM-N GEM-NQ 3.48

Investigating the Nature of Very Young Brown Dwarfs


Bianconi, Matteo University of Birmingham 2019B-0415 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.2

GMOS Discovery of Kilonova Counterparts to Strongly-lensed Binary Neutron Star (NS-NS) and Neutron Star- Black Hole (NS- BH) Mergers in LIGO/Virgo’s Third Observing Run (O3)


Blackman, Ryan Yale University 2019B-0358 KPNO WIYNQ 2

K2 & TESS Exoplanet Mass Measurements with NEID


Blake, James University of Leicester 2019B-0157 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.55

Saturn after the Summer Solstice: Evolution in the northern hemisphere


Bostroem, K. Azalee University of California, Davis 2019B-0212 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.59

Progenitors of Type II Supernovae from Nebular Spectra


B�zard, Bruno Observatoire de Paris 2019B-0052 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.4

Search for methyl radicals in Titan's atmosphere


Carr, John Eureka Scientific 2019B-0140 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.38

Where is the Water in Herbig AeBe Disks?


Chanchaiworawit, Krittapas University of Florida 2019B-0446 LBT LBT-SVC 0.5

New Cosmic Distance Indicator from High-z Starburst Galaxies: HII Galaxies at z~1.5


Chene, Andre-Nicolas Gemini Observatory North 2019B-0178 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.98

Microlensing black holes and their masses from Gaia


Ciardullo, Robin Pennsylvania State University 2019B-0168 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.36

An M31 Open Cluster with a Planetary Nebula? Testing the Minimum Stellar Mass for Hot-Bottom Burning


Clayton, Geoffrey Louisiana State University 2019B-0044 CTIO 4m 5

Search for the coldest Magellanic RCB stars; The early supergiant phase after WD merger


Colon, Knicole NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 2019B-0280 KPNO WIYN 6

Photometric Characterization of K2 and TESS Exoplanets with WIYN


Colon, Knicole NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 2019B-0280 KPNO WIYNQ 0.2

Photometric Characterization of K2 and TESS Exoplanets with WIYN


Crossfield, Ian Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2019B-0163 KPNO WIYNQ 1.59

A NEID mass for a Small TESS Atmospheric Target


Douglas, Stephanie Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2019B-0105 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1

Stellar rotation and multiplicity with TESS and Gemini


Dragomir, Diana Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2019B-0242 SSO AAT 3

Maximizing the TESS Mission's Yield of Temperate Planets


Evans, Nancy Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2018B-0039 MtWilson CHARA 1

The Dynamical Mass of Polaris, the Nearest Cepheid: The Periastron Campaign


Fletcher, Leigh University of Leicester 2019B-0117 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.65

A Neptunian Summer: Atmospheric Characterisation in Preparation for JWST


Fouchet, Thierry Observatoire de Paris 2019B-0248 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.4

Searching for ammonia originating from the rings in Saturn's atmosphere


Frederick, Sara University of Maryland 2019B-0399 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.83

The Real-Time Appearance of the BLR in a New Class of Changing-Look LINERs Discovered by ZTF


Fuchs, Guido W. University of Kassel 2019B-0129 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.7

The condensation of stellar dust: Investigating the role of TiO and TiO2 in the S-type AGB star NP Aur


Geha, Marla Yale University 2019B-0267 SSO AAT 3

The SAGA Project: A Continued Search for Dwarf Galaxy Satellites Around Milky Way Analogs


Gelino, Christopher California Institute of Technology--IPAC 2019B-0377 GEM-S GEM-SQ 2.43

Determining the low-mass cutoff for star formation


Graham, Melissa L. University of Washington 2019B-0252 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.25

Constraining the Fraction of Type Ia Supernovae with Non-Degenerate Companions


Green, Paul Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2019B-0246 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.86

Changing-Look Quasars: Radical Changes in Accretion Rate?


Gruen, Daniel Stanford University 2019B-0203 GEM-S GEM-SQ 4.05

Empowering optical cluster cosmology with GMOS


Hajduk, Marcin University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn 2019B-0053 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.2

CK Vul still alive - precessing jet and ongoing mass loss


Hartman, Zachary Lowell Observatory 2019B-0369 GEM-N GEM-NQ 2.71

Examining the Higher Order Multiplicity of Halo Wide Binaries


Hermes, Jj Boston University 2019B-0125 CTIO SOAR 4

Measuring the endpoints of stellar rotation with TESS


Howell, Steve NASA Ames Research Center 2019B-0046 KPNO WIYNQ 4

K2 and TESS Exoplanet Validation and Characterization: Small Planets and Host Systems


Howell, Steve NASA Ames Research Center 2019B-0054 GEM-S GEM-SQ 7

K2 and TESS Exoplanet Validation and Characterization: Small, Rocky Planets, Host Star Systems


Humphreys, Roberta University of Minnesota 2019B-0442 LBT LBT-SVC 0.5

eta Car Analogs in Nearby Galaxies


Jha, Saurabh Rutgers University 2019B-0182 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.73

Spectroscopy of Type Iax Supernovae


Kareta, Theodore Lunar and Planetary Lab 2019B-0202 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.48

Unraveling the History of the Quadrantid Meteor Shower with Gemini South


Kartaltepe, Jeyhan Rochester Institute of Technology 2019B-0449 LBT LBT-SVC 2

Probing the Environment of Distant Star-Forming Galaxies


Kelly, Patrick University of Minnesota 2019B-0370 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.2

Measuring the Light Curve of an Extremely Magnified Individual Star at Redshift z=1.49


Kilic, Mukremin University of Oklahoma, Norman 2019B-0066 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.22

Double Degenerates in the Solar Neighborhood


Kilpatrick, Charles University of California, Santa Cruz 2019B-0261 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.3

Identifying the Progenitors of Astrophysical Transients


Kilpatrick, Charles University of California, Santa Cruz 2019B-0445 LBT LBT-SVC 1

Probing the Physical Properties of Galactic Supernovae with Light Echoes


Kim, Bokyoung Georgia State University 2019B-0326 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.62

Mid-resolution spectroscopy for high-velocity, low-mass white dwarf candidates in the local Galactic halo


Kraus, Adam University of Texas, Austin 2019B-0341 KPNO WIYNQ 6

Unveiling the Impact of Binary Stars on Planet Occurrence with Gaia


Kunder, Andrea Saint Martin's University 2019B-0191 SSO AAT 2

Confirmation of a nuclear feature in the inner Galaxy


Lacy, Mark NRAO Headquarters 2019B-0174 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.92

An IFU study of the jet-galaxy interaction in Minkowski's Object


LaMassa, Stephanie Space Telescope Science Institute 2019B-0152 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.3

The Hunt for Red Quasars: Unveiling Luminous Obscured Black Hole Growth


Lee, Chien-Hsiu National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2019B-0210 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1

Chasing fast and recurrent M31 novae from ZTF and ANTARES


Lee, Gwang-Ho University of Arizona 2019B-0394 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.36

Mapping the Declining Winds in Post-Starburst Galaxies with GMOS


Leggett, Sandy Gemini Observatory North 2019B-0070 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.84

Searching for an Additional Heat Source in 350K Brown Dwarf Atmospheres Using 2-micron Imaging


Luhman, Kevin Pennsylvania State University 2019B-0124 GEM-N GEM-NQ 2.6

Characterizing a New Nearby Young Association


Maccarone, Thomas Texas Technical University 2019B-0133 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.36

A new detached binary compact object


Martinez, Raquel University of Texas, Austin 2019B-0381 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.14

Spectroscopic Confirmation of the Wide Orbit Planetary-Mass Companion [SCH06] J0359+2009 B


Martinez, Clara Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory 2019B-0403 CTIO 4m 3

The hunt of RR Lyrae stars in ultra-faint systems


Martinez, Clara Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory 2019B-0403 CTIO SOAR 2

The hunt of RR Lyrae stars in ultra-faint systems


McCully, Curtis Las Cumbres Observatory 2019B-0192 GEM-S GEM-SQ 3.6

Optical to IR Observations of the Next Kilonovae


Melis, Carl University of California, San Diego 2019B-0207 GEM-S GEM-SQ 3.34

Gemini-South Polluted White Dwarf Survey


Molnar, Larry Calvin College 2019B-0320 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.18

Contact Binaries Undergoing Tidal Instability?


Moskovitz, Nicholas Lowell Observatory 2019B-0143 GEM-S GEM-SQ 2

The Mission Accessible Near-Earth Object Survey (MANOS)


Murray-Clay, Ruth University of California, Santa Cruz 2019B-0450 LBT LBT-SVC 2

Constraining Neptune’s Migration: Surfaces of Resonant TNOs


Najita, Joan National Optical Astronomy Observatory 2019B-0225 GEM-N GEM-NQ 2.15

Probing the Planet Formation Status of Disks with the MIR HCN/Water Ratio


Nielsen, Eric Stanford University 2019B-0367 GEM-S GEM-SQ 2.68

Orbits of Moving Group Binaries: Constraining the Ages of Planet-Hosting Moving Groups using GPI NRM, Zorro, and 'Alopeke


Nisak, Azmain Georgia State University 2019B-0402 CTIO SOAR 3

Confirmation of New Candidate Members in Young Open Clusters IC 2602 and IC 2391


Nitta, Atsuko Gemini Observatory North 2019B-0308 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.65

White dwarf stars as tracers of stellar, galactic, and planetary evolution


Nugroho, Stenanus Queen's University Belfast 2019B-0226 GEM-N GEM-N-SVC 1

Resolving the Atmosphere of Ultra Hot Jupiter using GRACES


Papovich, Casey Texas A & M University 2019B-0080 CTIO 4m 3

DECam u-Band Imaging of the HETDEX/SHELA field


patience, Jennifer Arizona State University 2019B-0356 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.24

GPI Deep Imaging of the Newly Resolved HD 98363 Disk


Placco, Vinicius University of Notre Dame 2019B-0069 CTIO 4m 5

Identification of Low-Metallicity Stars from Narrow-Band Photometry


Pontoppidan, Klaus Space Telescope Science Institute 2019B-0187 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.24

Warm organics in the youngest protoplanetary disks


Prichard, Laura Space Telescope Science Institute 2019B-0448 LBT LBT-SVC 1.5

Direct detection of Lyman continuum flux from a population of high redshift galaxies


Rest, Armin Space Telescope Science Institute 2019B-0334 CTIO 4m 3.5

Light Echoes of the Crab Supernova (SN 1054)


Roettenbacher, Rachael Yale University 2019B-0137 MtWilson CHARA 5

Interferometric Imaging of the Spotted Star Geminorum with Simultaneous Spectropolarimetry


Salyk, Colette Vassar College 2019B-0216 GEM-N GEM-NQ 2.41

Location and Kinematics of Water Vapor in Planet-forming Regions


Salzer, John Indiana University 2019B-0444 LBT LBT-SVC 0.5

Using NIR Spectroscopy to Derive a More Precise Estimate of the Primordial Helium Abundance


Sand, David University of Arizona 2019B-0092 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.55

Rapid Spectroscopy of Very Young Supernovae Discovered by the D<40 Mpc Survey


Santiago, Basilio Universidade Federale do Rio Grande do Sul 2019B-0376 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.447

Brown dwarf benchmark candidates in the Dark Energy Survey and Gaia DR2


Scarlata, Claudia University of Minnesota 2019B-0016 CTIO 4m 8

The demographics of Extreme Emission Line galaxies


Schaefer, Gail Georgia State University 2019B-0260 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.07

The Dynamical Mass of Polaris, the Nearest Cepheid: The Periastron Campaign


Scharwaechter, Julia Gemini Observatory North 2019B-0208 GEM-N GEM-NQ 2.2

Probing the effect of AGN feedback on multiple gas phases in the Close AGN Reference Survey (CARS)


Shara, Michael American Museum of Natural History 2019B-0256 CTIO 4m 4

Magellanic Clouds' Contact and Cataclysmic Binaries


Shaw, Aarran University of Alberta 2019B-0421 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.6

Determining the nature of Very Faint X-ray Transients


Sheppard, Scott Carnegie Institution of Washington 2019B-0408 CTIO 4m 5

Extreme Trans-Neptunian Objects: Making a More Uniform Survey


Shporer, Avi Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2019B-0147 KPNO WIYNQ 0.5

Radial Velocity Confirmation of TESS Warm Jupiter Candidates


Shporer, Avi Massachusetts Institute of Technology 2019B-0147 SSO AAT 2

Radial Velocity Confirmation of TESS Warm Jupiter Candidates


Shultz, Matthew University of Delaware 2019B-0429 MtWilson CHARA 3

Spatially Resolving the Centrifugal Magnetospheres of Magnetic Hot Stars


Sinclair, James Jet Propulsion Laboratory 2019B-0328 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.08

High spatial and spectral TEXES mapping of Jupiter's auroral regions


Singer, Leo NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 2019B-0321 GEM-S GEM-SQ 2.09

Black and Gold: Discovering and Characterizing Infrared Counterparts to Neutron Star Mergers


Stefansson, Gudmundur Pennsylvania State University 2019B-0259 KPNO WIYNQ 0.8

Rossiter-McLaughlin Measurements of the Neptune-size M-dwarf planet GJ 3470b


Suess, Katherine University of California, Berkeley 2019B-0194 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.77

Characterizing the sizes and morphologies of z~0.6 gas-rich recently-quenched galaxies


Tamada, Nozomu Ehime University 2019B-0118 CTIO SOAR 2

Systematic exploration of optical counterparts of DLAs at z > 2


Tejos, Nicolas Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile 2019B-0185 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.51

Rapid Imaging and Spectroscopic Follow-up of Fast Radio Bursts


Tetarenko, Bailey University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 2019B-0065 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.93

Mapping the structure of black hole accretion discs with Gemini/ GMOS


Tollefson, Joshua University of California, Berkeley 2019B-0428 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.5

Imaging Neptune's New Dark Spot from the Ground


Troja, Eleonora University of Maryland 2019B-0224 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.43

Off-axis afterglows from compact binary mergers


Troja, Eleonora University of Maryland 2019B-0274 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1

Mapping the diversity of neutron star mergers with rapid Gemini observations of short gamma-ray bursts


Tsang, Constantine Southwest Research Institute 2019B-0086 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.6

Io's Atmospheric Response to Sunlight after Jupiter Eclipses


von Hippel, Ted Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University 2019B-0162 GEM-N GEM-N-SVC 0.71

Characterizing a substellar companion to a young white dwarf with unusual infrared excess


Vrijmoet, Eliot Halley Georgia State University 2019B-0184 CTIO SOAR 2

Orbital Architectures of M Dwarf Systems


Walsh, Gregory West Virginia University 2019B-0351 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.14

Exploring SMBH Binary Evolution in Spheroidal Post-Merger Galaxies


Wang, Feige University of California, Santa Barbara 2019B-0112 GEM-S GEM-SQ 3.15

Searching for Quasars Deep Into the Epoch of Reionization


Wang, Sharon Xuesong Carnegie Institution of Washington 2019B-0268 KPNO WIYNQ 2

RVxTESS: Characterizing Stellar Activity on M Dwarfs with Simultaneous TESS and NEID Observations


Ward-Duong, Kimberly University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2019B-0390 GEM-S GEM-SQ 0.65

Investigating an Unusually Cool, Old Brown Dwarf with the Gemini Planet Imager


Winn, Josh Princeton University 2019B-0266 KPNO WIYNQ 2

Validation of TESS Exoplanet Candidates


Wright, Jason Pennsylvania State University 2019B-0127 KPNO WIYNQ 0.8

Measuring the Ultimate RV Standard Star: NEID Observations of the Sun at Night


Wyatt, Sam University of Arizona 2019B-0175 GEM-N GEM-NQ 1.6

Constraining Type Ia Supernova Physics with Near-Infrared Spectroscopy


Xu, Siyi Gemini Observatory North 2019B-0237 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.97

The Gaia View of Dust Disks around White Dwarfs


Yang, Jinyi University of Arizona 2019B-0102 GEM-S GEM-SQ 1.45

Probing Cosmic Reionization History with New z>6.5 Luminous Quasars


Zakamska, Nadia Johns Hopkins University 2019B-0214 GEM-N GEM-NQ 0.8

Extreme quasar feedback at the peak of the galaxy formation epoch


Zenteno, Alfredo Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory 2019B-0323 CTIO 4m 12

The DECam eROSITA Survey (DeROSITAS)


Zezas, Andreas Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics 2019B-0146 CTIO 4m 4

Investigation of Supernova Remnants in nearby galaxies

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Approved Testing and Engineering Programs



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Schweiker, Heidi WIYN Observatory 2019B-0906 KPNO WIYN 4

T&E


Schweiker, Heidi WIYN Observatory 2019B-0907 KPNO WIYN 4

Shutdown


Schweiker, Heidi WIYN Observatory 2019B-0908 KPNO WIYN 13

NEID port commissioning


Schweiker, Heidi WIYN Observatory 2019B-0909 KPNO WIYN 36

NEID Instrument Commissioning

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Cooke, Jeffrey Swinburne University of Technology 2019B-1012 CTIO 4m 3

All-wavelength search for FRB counterparts and fast transients

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