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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 12 June 2015 9.00am EDT

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned twice, first to incorporate an observation of GRS1915+105, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Jun 4, and then to incorporate an observation of H1743-322, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Jun 8. Scheduled observations of NGC5044 and Kes73 were impacted by the replans and will be rescheduled in future weeks.

A Chandra image release was issued on Jun 10 describing observations of NGC 5813 that show evidence for serial black hole eruptions. NGC 5813 is a group of galaxies that is immersed in a reservoir of X-ray emitting hot gas. Cavities that are seen in the hot gas give information about prior active phases of the central supermassive black hole. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next two weeks is shown below and includes an observation of M82, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on Jun 5, and observations of GJ436 coordinated with HST:

2FGLJ1615.0-5051 ACIS-I Jun 15 ChandraDeepField-S ACIS-I Jun 16 Radiation Belts Jun 17 RXCJ1516.3-2737 ACIS-I NGC5995 ACIS-S SDSSJ154859.72+3418 ACIS-S RXCJ1504.1-0248 ACIS-I SPT-CLJ0313-5334 ACIS-I Jun 18 HESSJ1616-508 ACIS-I [HP99]456 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Jun 19 HESSJ1616-508 ACIS-I ChandraDeepField-S ACIS-I Jun 20 M82 ACIS-I Jun 21 IC1802 ACIS-S NGC6587 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Jun 22 NGC1232 ACIS-I UGC1859 ACIS-S V794Aql ACIS-S/HETG Jun 23 J024656.39-003304.8 ACIS-S Jun 24 Radiation Belts GJ436 ACIS-S Jun 25 RCW86NE ACIS-S GJ436 ACIS-S Jun 26 NGC5903 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Jun 27 [HP99]456 ACIS-S NGC5903 ACIS-S Jun 28 SDSSJ1034+0720 ACIS-S Jun 29 Mrk22 ACIS-S Abell1882-Filament ACIS-I Radiation Belts


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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