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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 22 March 2019 9.00am EDT

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

Real-time procedures were executed on Mar 17 and Mar 20 to perform full-frame dark current readouts of the Aspect Camera Assembly CCD.

A Chandra photo release was issued on Mar 21 with a new immersive, ultra-high-definition visualization of the Galactic Center. It shows the effects of dozens of massive stellar giants with fierce winds blowing off their surfaces in the region a few light years away from the supermassive black hole known as Sagittarius A*. To take the tour see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of SDSS J1329+2243 coordinated with HST, an observation of Swift J1728.9-3613, which is a follow-up to a Target of Opportunity which was accepted on Feb 6, observations of SgrA* coordinated with XMM, NuSTAR, and GRAVITY, and observations of M87 coordinated with NuSTAR.

        2M1310-1714            ACIS-S       Mar 24
        SPT-CLJ2259-5301       ACIS-I
        MRC1226-297            ACIS-S       Mar 25
        Radiation Belts
        SwiftJ1728.9-3613      ACIS-S/HETG
        HD201796               ACIS-S       Mar 26
        J032224.64+401119.8    ACIS-S
        SDSSJ1329+2243         ACIS-I
        J140018.94+010454.0    ACIS-I
        UGC09215               ACIS-S       Mar 27
        M87                    ACIS-S
        N132D                  ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Mar 28
        M84                    ACIS-S
        M87                    ACIS-S
        SDSS_J135225.80+1328   ACIS-S       Mar 29
        SgrA*                  ACIS-S
        TXS0128+554            ACIS-S
        M84                    ACIS-S
        TXS0128+554            ACIS-S       Mar 30
        SgrA*                  ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Mar 31
        SgrA*                  ACIS-S
        TXS0128+554            ACIS-S
        M84                    ACIS-S
        TXS0128+554            ACIS-S       Apr  1
        SgrA*                  ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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