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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 7 November 2014 9.00am EST

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to incorporate an observation of GRB141031A, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Oct 31. A planned observation of Mrk 22 was impacted by the replan and will be rescheduled in a future week.

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

Of note this week was the release on Nov 4 of version 4.6.7 of the Contributed Scripts and Modules package. Included in the package were new scripts to combine spectra from positive and negative grating orders and to convert a Type II PHA file to a set of Type I source and background PHA files. For details see: http://cxc.harvard.edu/ciao/news.html

The replanned schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of NGC 247, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time TOO on Oct 21, an observation of IC 10 X-1 coordinated with NuSTAR, and observations of Mrk590 and the Crab coordinated with HST.



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Crab ACIS-S Nov 6 GRB141031A ACIS-S Radiation Belts IC10X-1 ACIS-I ZwCl1234.0+02916 ACIS-S Nov 8 Radiation Belts Nov 9 NGC1404 ACIS-S XLSSJ021711.95-04105 ACIS-S Nov 10 NGC1404 ACIS-S Nov 11 Radiation Belts NGC247 ACIS-S Nov 12 NGC1404 ACIS-S ChandraDeepField-S ACIS-I Nov 13 Radiation Belts Nov 14 J034902.64+005430.4 ACIS-I 30Doradus ACIS-I RXJ0106.8-0229 ACIS-I Nov 15 Mrk590 ACIS-S/HETG

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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