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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 11 May 2018 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on May 9 describing archival analysis suggesting thousands of stellar-mass black holes are located near the center of our galaxy. The authors extrapolated their analysis from the detection of a dozen X-ray binaries which they suspect host a stellar-mass black hole. Only the brightest X-ray binaries containing black holes are likely to be detectable at the distance of the Galactic Center. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of Alpha Centauri, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on Feb 16.

NGC5985 ACIS-S May 13 CDWFS ACIS-I May 14 RYSct ACIS-I Radiation Belts May 15 NGC4532 ACIS-S CDWFS ACIS-I CassiopeiaA ACIS-S SDSSJ002311.06+0035 ACIS-S May 16 G344.7-0.1 ACIS-I CDWFS ACIS-I SDSSJ120313.10-0000 ACIS-S May 17 HZ43 HRC-I /LETG UGC10017 ACIS-S Radiation Belts NGC2243 ACIS-S SDSSJ233317.38-0023 ACIS-S May 18 G344.7-0.1 ACIS-I ALPHACENTAURI HRC-I CDWFS ACIS-I VHSJ2028-5740 ACIS-S May 19 G344.7-0.1 ACIS-I VHSJ2048-4644 ACIS-S CDWFS ACIS-I Radiation Belts May 20 G344.7-0.1 ACIS-I VHSJ2355-0011 ACIS-S ClGJ161855+105524 ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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