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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 7 December 2018 9.00am EST

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Dec 5 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra photo release was issued on Dec 4 describing observations of a bright X-ray outburst from binary system containing a white dwarf called ASASSN-16oh. The authors conclude the X-rays are the result of accretion, not nuclear fusion. For details see:

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below and includes observations of 46P/Wirtanen, which are coordinated with HST, and an observation of an OMC Disk Sample, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on Sep 7.

NGC2169 ACIS-I Dec 10 RXJ1131-1231 ACIS-S JWST-DTDF-3 ACIS-I SDSSJ163014.63+2612 ACIS-S Dec 11 IC5063 ACIS-S OMCDiskSample ACIS-S Radiation Belts Dec 12 IC5063 ACIS-S 46P/Wirtanen (12 obs) ACIS-S Dec 13 IC5063 ACIS-S JWST-DTDF-3 ACIS-I SN2013dk ACIS-S Dec 14 NGC2169 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Dec 15 IC5063 ACIS-S J03064+1853 ACIS-S Abell2146 ACIS-I UGC11583 ACIS-S Dec 16 IC5063 ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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