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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 15 May 2015 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on May 14 describing a magnetar near the Milky Way's supermassive black hole that is exhibiting some unusual behavior. In particular the X-ray output from this magnetar is dropping more slowly than others and its surface is exceptionally hot. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next two weeks is shown below and includes an observation of GRO J1750-27, which is a Target of Opportunity accepted on May 11, SAX J1808.4-3658, which is a Director's Discretionary Time TOO accepted on May 11, 2S 1553-542, which is a Director's Discretionary Time TOO accepted on May 13, and M28 coordinated with NRAO-GBT.

Radiation Belts May 18 ChandraDeepField-S ACIS-I May 19 G1.9+0.3 ACIS-S May 20 GROJ1750-27 ACIS-S Radiation Belts May 21 2S1553-542 ACIS-I NGC5643 ACIS-S SAXJ1808.4-3658 HRC-S May 22 SwiftJ145440.2-5135 ACIS-S ComaCluster HRC-I May 23 NGC5033 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Abell1882-Filament ACIS-I May 24 NGC3949 ACIS-S May 25 M31bulge ACIS-I ChandraDeepField-S ACIS-I Radiation Belts May 26 30Doradus ACIS-I May 27 Abell1882-Filament ACIS-I NGC5713 ACIS-I May 28 Radiation Belts May 29 30Doradus ACIS-I M28 ACIS-S May 30 RMJ160319.0+031644. ACIS-I AbellS753 ACIS-I Radiation Belts May 31


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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