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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 11 December 2015 9.00am EST

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to incorporate an observation of HD97658, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on Dec 3 and is coordinated with HST.

A Chandra image release was issued on Dec 10 describing observations of IC 443, also known as the Jellyfish Nebula, a supernova remnant about 5,000 light years from Earth. Astronomers have been looking for the spinning neutron star, or pulsar, from the explosion that created the remnant. New Chandra observations have likely spotted a pulsar on the southern edge the Jellyfish Nebula. The X-ray data also provide new details about the structure and properties of this pulsar. For details see: http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2015/ic443/

The schedule of targets for the next two weeks (including the replanned portion of this week's schedule) is shown below and includes observations of GRB150518A and ASASSN-15lh, which are Target of Opportunity follow-ups accepted on Sep 9 and Oct 19 respectively, and observations of 2MASS J04123491+3529592 and 2MASSi J0733092+455506 coordinated with ground-based observatories and NuSTAR respectively.



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Radiation Belts Dec 11 30Doradus ACIS-I HD97658 ACIS-S Perseuscluster (6 obs) ACIS-I B30254+434 ACIS-S SDSSJ090128.28+3238 ACIS-S LGG72 ACIS-I ChandraDeepField-S ACIS-I ASASSN-15lh ACIS-S Dec 13 Radiation Belts 30Doradus ACIS-I HE0351+0240 ACIS-S Dec 14 RXCJ0151.6-2900 ACIS-I 3CR124 ACIS-S Dec 15 HE0351+0240 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Dec 16 IC348 ACIS-S/HETG 3CR194 ACIS-S Dec 17 SDSSJ0800+3917 ACIS-S MKN421 ACIS-S/LETG J0807 ACIS-S Dec 18 IC348 ACIS-S/HETG Radiation Belts Dec 19 MKN421 ACIS-S/LETG SDSSJ081333.32+3508 ACIS-S 3CR119 ACIS-S J0752 ACIS-S Dec 20 CSWA4 ACIS-S CSWA11 ACIS-S RXCJ082814.5+415359 ACIS-I GRB150518A ACIS-S 3CR300.1 ACIS-S Dec 21 Radiation Belts 30Doradus ACIS-I SDSSJ0826+0542 ACIS-S Dec 22 2MASSJ04123491+3529 ACIS-S LGG72 ACIS-I ALP-PER HRC-I SDSSJ212329.46-0050 ACIS-S PSRJ1640+2224 ACIS-S Dec 23 Radiation Belts Dec 24 LGG72 ACIS-I IC348 ACIS-S/HETG 2MASSiJ0733092+4555 ACIS-S Dec 25 MKN421 ACIS-S/LETG NGC5643 ACIS-S Dec 26 Radiation Belts

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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