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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 4 May 2018 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on May 2 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra image release was issued on May 2 describing observations of the stellar cluster NGC 6231. Studying such a cluster can help provide an accurate census of the stars that reside there. Chandra data were used to identify Sun-like stars in the cluster which were previously missed, in particular distinguishing cluster stars from foreground interlopers. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of GX13+1 coordinated with VLA, and an observation of sGRB180418A, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Apr 30.

Radiation Belts May 7 CIZAJ2242.8+5301 ACIS-I sGRB180418A ACIS-S SDSSJ150151.69+0943 ACIS-S UGC10015 ACIS-S CDWFS ACIS-I NGC5485 ACIS-S May 8 NGC3642 ACIS-S NGC2742 ACIS-S J1405+0415 ACIS-S J1616+0459 ACIS-S NGC5631 ACIS-S NGC3917 ACIS-S May 9 NGC4607 ACIS-S Radiation Belts OGLE3-ULENSPAR-05 ACIS-I May 10 GX13+1 ACIS-S/HETG LSBCF574-07 ACIS-S NGC4222 ACIS-S NGC4413 ACIS-S NGC4567 ACIS-S NGC4429 ACIS-S NGC4380 ACIS-S May 11 3FGLJ1306.4-6043 ACIS-I VIKJ0305-3150 ACIS-S Radiation Belts May 12 G344.7-0.1 ACIS-I SDSSJ143922.55+1959 ACIS-S May 13 NGC4445 ACIS-S NGC4451 ACIS-S NGC4307 ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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