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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 14 August 2015 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra press release was issued on Aug 11 describing observations of the smallest supermassive black hole found in the center of a galaxy. The tiny heavyweight black hole is located in the center of a dwarf disk galaxy, called RGG 118, about 340 million light years from Earth. The mass of the black hole is about 50,000 times that of the Sun. X-rays from hot gas swirling towards the black hole were detected by Chandra. The black hole may help us understand the formation of much larger supermassive black holes. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of H1743-322, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Jun 8 and is coordinated with the VLA and NuSTAR.

H1743-322 ACIS-S/HETG Aug 17 UGC12732 ACIS-S SgrA* ACIS-S PLCKG287+.0+32.9 ACIS-I PSS0955+5940 ACIS-S Aug 18 Radiation Belts Aug 19 Vega ACIS-I Vega ACIS-S SgrAcomplex2 ACIS-I SwiftJ1910.2-0546 ACIS-S Aug 20 RCW38 ACIS-I Aug 21 Radiation Belts NVSSJ225444+134429 ACIS-I Aug 22 Sw1644+57 ACIS-S NGC1892 ACIS-S Aug 23 NGC1688 ACIS-S NGC5044 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Aug 24


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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