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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 20 April 2018 9.00am EDT

During the last week Chandra completed the observing schedule as planned.

Of note this week was the release on Apr 19 of CIAO 4.10 and SAOImage DS9 7.6. The CIAO package now includes pre-built binaries for a number of Linux and Mac operating systems, default support for Python 3.5, support for pixel mask filtering, and several script updates. The DS9 release includes new ports for Windows 32/64 bit and MacOS High Sierra, enhanced smoothing options, and support for HTTPS. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes observations of Sgr A* coordinated with the Event Horizon Telescope and NuSTAR, and an observation of M87, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on Apr 2 and is coordinated with NuSTAR.

Radiation Belts Apr 23 SgrA* ACIS-S M87 ACIS-S Apr 24 IC3322A ACIS-S SN2011ja ACIS-S SgrA* ACIS-S Apr 25 PSRJ0846-3533 ACIS-S NGC4469 ACIS-S SN2011ja ACIS-S Radiation Belts Apr 26 BootesextendedCy18 ACIS-I BootesextendedCy18 ACIS-I Apr 27 A1795 ACIS-S J1606-2333 ACIS-S IGRJ17528-2022 ACIS-S SwiftJ1658.2-4242 ACIS-S/HETG Apr 28 GJ1001B ACIS-S DESJ0408-5354 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Apr 29 MACSJ1206-0847 ACIS-I NGC3780 ACIS-S SDSSJ115441.22+4636 ACIS-S MACSJ1206-0847 ACIS-I Apr 30


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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