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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 2 October 2020 9.00am EDT

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

Real time procedures were run Monday evening to perform a controlled ramp-up of the HRC-I microchannel plate high voltage. The HRC microchannel plate was slowly ramped up to same values as used by the A side electronics. A live image was accumulated and AR Lac was easily seen with approximately the expected count rate. Detailed analysis is being performed. Additional real-time procedures were executed during each ground contact to reset the DSN Outage Dead Man Load.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of A0620-00 coordinated with VLA and NOAO/LCO, and observations of NGC 205 coordinated with VLA.

        MRC 0131-449           ACIS-S
        GJ 358                 ACIS-S       Oct  5
        SDSSJ0050-0212         ACIS-S      
        SNR 0509-67.5.         ACIS-S  
        Radiation Belts                     Oct  6
        J101815.1+462623.9     ACIS-S
        NGC 205                ACIS-S  
        RBS 797                ACIS-S       Oct  7
        NGC 205                ACIS-S  
        RBS 797                ACIS-S  
        SDSSJ0047+2640         ACIS-S       Oct  8
        Radiation Belts
        Westerlund 1           ACIS-I       Oct  9
        Orion Nebula Cluster   ACIS-S/HETG
        2MASS 0201+0117AB      ACIS-S       Oct 10
        A0620-00               ACIS-S  
        4FGL J0744.0-2525      ACIS-I
        DSSJ014721.7-091646    ACIS-S          
        MCG -5-23-16           ACIS-S/HETG          
        Radiation Belts                     Oct 11


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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