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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 23 December 2016 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Dec 19 describing observations of a region called NGC 6357 where radiation from hot, young stars is energizing the cooler gas in the cloud that surrounds them. Data from four different telescopes using X-ray, optical, and infrared light were combined to study star formation in this region which contains at least three star clusters. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next two weeks is shown below and includes an observation of 2MASX J08434495+3549 coordinated with NuSTAR, an observation of CGCG 341-006 coordinated with NuSTAR, an observation of GS 2000+25 coordinated with VLA, an observation of NovaSMC 2016, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Nov 8, a followup observation of SGR 0755-293 which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Mar 17, and an observation of ASSASN-16oh, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on Dec 19.

Radiation Belts 2MASXJ08434495+3549 ACIS-S CGCG254-021tail ACIS-S SDSSJ084158.47+39212 ACIS-S Capella HRC-I /HETG Dec 27 SDSSJ084158.47+39212 ACIS-S CGCG254-021tail ACIS-S Radiation Belts Dec 28 W2246-7143 ACIS-S ASSASN-16oh HRC-S /LETG SDSSJ082658.85+06114 ACIS-S Dec 29 SDSSJ084158.47+39212 ACIS-S SGR0755-2933 ACIS-S Dec 30 PLCKG227.99+38.11 ACIS-I PSZ1G226.65+28.43 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Dec 31 GS2000+25 ACIS-S W0859+4823 ACIS-S Jan 1 SDSSJ084158.47+39212 ACIS-S CGCG341-006 ACIS-S MRK78 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Jan 2 RXJ1131-1231 ACIS-S AeAur ACIS-I NGC4833 ACIS-S NovaSMC2016 HRC-S /LETG Jan 4 AeAur ACIS-I Q2237+0305 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Jan 5 SDSSJ084158.47+39212 ACIS-S PSRB1259-63 ACIS-I Jan 6 AeAur ACIS-I MRK78 ACIS-S Jan 7 Radiation Belts


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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