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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 19 February 2016 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra press release was issued on Feb 16 describing observations of a jet from a very distant black hole, called B3 0727+409. The light from this jet was emitted just 2.7 billion light years after the Big Bang when the Universe was only one fifth its current age. Jets in the early Universe such as this one give astronomers a way to probe the growth of black holes at a very early epoch. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next two weeks is shown below and includes observations of PSR J2032+4127 and Mrk 1018, which were accepted as Director's Discretionary Time Targets of Opportunity on Feb 15 and 18 respectively, an observation of SN2016adj, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Feb 11, an observation of SN2016G, which is a follow-up to a Target of Opportunity accepted on Jan 11, an observation of HD97658, which is a follow-up Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity accepted on Dec 3 and is coordinated with HST, and observations of M82 offset 1 and V Zw 232 Notes 02 coordinated with NuSTAR.

Radiation Belts Feb 23 Kes79 ACIS-I M87 ACIS-S M82offset1 ACIS-I Feb 24 PSRJ2032+4127 ACIS-S M87 ACIS-S SN2016adj ACIS-S Mrk1018 ACIS-S Feb 25 Radiation Belts M87 ACIS-S Feb 26 SHOC486 ACIS-S NGC4051 ACIS-S/HETG Radiation Belts Feb 28 NGC4051 ACIS-S/HETG SN2016G ACIS-S Feb 29 SPT-CLJ0640-5113 ACIS-I 3CR208.1 ACIS-S NGC4051 ACIS-S/HETG Mar 1 Radiation Belts Mar 2 NGC4051 ACIS-S/HETG SDSSJ084905.43+1114 ACIS-S Mar 3 4U0513-40 ACIS-S/HETG sigmaOrionis ACIS-S NGC4051 ACIS-S/HETG Radiation Belts Mar 4 VZw232Notes02 ACIS-S 3CR36 ACIS-S Mar 5 HD97658 ACIS-S Comacluster ACIS-I CODEX47981 ACIS-I Mar 6 4U0513-40 ACIS-S/HETG 2MASXJ18443076+2204 ACIS-S M87 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Mar 7


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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