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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 30 August 2019 9.00am EDT

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

Real-time procedures were executed on Aug 19 and Aug 28 to perform full-frame dark current readouts of the Aspect Camera Assembly CCD.

A Chandra image release was issued on Aug 26 showing results from Chandra observations of the supernova remnant Casseopeia A. The shock-heated debris from this explosion of a massive star glows brightly at multiple wavelengths, including X-rays. From Chandra's iconic "first light" image released Aug 26, 1999 to the present, Chandra has repeatedly returned to study this object, in the process revealing a great deal about the physics of the explosion, the elemental composition of debris, and the remnant central neutron star. The successive observations span a sufficiently long interval to reveal complex gas motions. For more information see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of V1369Cen, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on Jul 29, and an observation of V3890Sgr, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on Aug 29.

        GS4                    ACIS-I       Sep  1
        V1369Cen               ACIS-S
        N132D                  ACIS-S       Sep  2
        Radiation Belts
        V3890 Sgr              ACIS-S       Sep  3
        J2228+0110             ACIS-S
        ArLac                  HRC-S
        ArLac (20 Obs)         HRC-I
        WHLJ134737.4+501109    ACIS-I       Sep  4
        Abell1904              ACIS-I
        CXOJ095524.2+690957    ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Sep  5
        Abell2345              ACIS-I
        J142615.1+100213.5     ACIS-S       Sep  6
        RXCJ1313.1+4616        ACIS-I
        PSZ1G135.24+65.43      ACIS-I
        J151725.9-000805.4     ACIS-S       Sep  7
        Abell2345              ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Sep  8
        eMACSJ2315.3-2128      ACIS-I
        Jupiter                HRC-I
        MRC2035-203            ACIS-S       Sep  9


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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