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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 26 February 2021 9.00am EDT

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

Chandra press and image releases were issued on Feb 23 presenting results based on data from Chandra and NuSTAR on Supernova 1987A, located in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a small companion galaxy to our own Milky Way. The new data suggest that the long-sought neutron star expected to be present as a remnant of the supernova explosion may have been detected through emission from a pulsar wind nebula that may surround a rapidly rotating and highly magnetized neutron star. For more details see:

Of note this week was the release on Feb 23 of the catalog of crossmatched Chandra Source Catalog 2.0 sources and Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) DR15 sources. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes observations of SDSSJ022429.10-0918, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Feb 5.

        SDSSJ110700.50+02584   ACIS-S       Feb 28
        M51                    ACIS-S       Mar  1
        Mrk279                 HRC-S /LETG
        NGC4472ULXs            ACIS-S
        Mrk279                 HRC-S /LETG  Mar  2
        SDSSJ102541.78+2454    ACIS-S
        Mrk279                 HRC-S /LETG
        Radiation Belts                     Mar  3
        E0102-72.3             ACIS-I
        2RXSJ105203.7+00324    ACIS-S
        SPT-CLJ2355-5514       ACIS-I
        M96                    ACIS-I       Mar  4
        3C434.1                ACIS-I
        M96                    ACIS-I       Mar  5
        3C434.1                ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts
        M96                    ACIS-I       Mar  6
        SDSSJ022429.10-0918    ACIS-S
        M96                    ACIS-I
        SDSSJ022429.10-0918    ACIS-S
        M96                    ACIS-I       Mar  7
        Mrk279                 HRC-S /LETG
        NuSTARJ191044+0743.    ACIS-S
        NGC4472ULXs            ACIS-S       Mar  8
        Radiation Belts


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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