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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 5 January 2024 9.00am EST

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

Real-time procedures were executed on Jan 3 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer and to perform a diagnostic dump of the CPE.

A Chandra image release was issued on Jan 3 describing a new image of 30 Dor B. A recent analysis has revealed a faint shell of X-rays that extends about 130 light-years across. The Chandra data also reveal that 30 Dor B contains winds of particles blowing away from a pulsar, creating a pulsar wind nebula. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes observations of FAVA_802_1 which are follow-ups to a Target of Opportunity which was accepted on Dec 23.

        NGC4254                ACIS-I       Jan  8
        SDSSJ082450.79+1543    ACIS-S
        HESSJ1303-631          ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Jan  9
        PSZ2G206.22+24.89      ACIS-I
        A1795                  ACIS-S
        SDSSJ081812.68+1819    ACIS-S
        SC1329-313             ACIS-I
        SDSSJ081812.68+1819    ACIS-S       Jan 10
        IC4247                 ACIS-I
        FAVA_802_1             ACIS-I
        SDSSJ082735.52+1755    ACIS-S
        IC4247                 ACIS-I
        FIRSTJ120041.4+3147    ACIS-S
        NGC4250                ACIS-S       Jan 11
        Radiation Belts
        HESSJ1303-631          ACIS-S       Jan 12
        SDSSJ075730.38+15245   ACIS-S
        HESSJ1303-631          ACIS-S
        2MASXJ08165108+1802    ACIS-S
        SC1329-313             ACIS-I
        SDSSJ083754.97+17525   ACIS-S
        SC1329-313             ACIS-I
        Z118-36                ACIS-S       Jan 13
        A1795                  ACIS-I
        Trumpler3              ACIS-I
        NVSSJ041008-013918     ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Jan 14
        FAVA_802_1             ACIS-I
        2MASXJ19422901+7951    ACIS-S
        SDSSJ080035.42+3024    ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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