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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 10 October 2014 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Oct 8 describing observations of M82X-2, an "ultraluminous X-ray source" (ULX) in the galaxy M82. M82X-2 is the brightest pulsar ever recorded. NuSTAR, a high-energy X-ray telescope, detected unusual pulsations in the ULX. Astronomers used Chandra to identify exactly which X-ray source was emitting the pulsations and exhibiting other unusual behavior. For details see: http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2014/m82nu/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes observations of Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring as it encounters Mars.



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SPT-CLJ0411-4819 ACIS-I Oct 13 Radiation Belts SPT-CLJ0411-4819 ACIS-I Oct 14 ChandraDeepField-S ACIS-I Radiation Belts Oct 16 LMCX-2 ACIS-S/HETG ChandraDeepField-S ACIS-I Oct 17 3C225B ACIS-S Oct 18 Radiation Belts SDSSJ163718.64+2740 ACIS-S Oct 19 C2013A1SIDINGSPRING ACIS-S C2013A1SIDINGSPRING ACIS-S C2013A1SIDINGSPRING ACIS-I C2013A1SIDINGSPRING ACIS-I Oct 20 SDSSJ163718.64+2740 ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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