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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 11 May 2018 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on May 9 describing archival analysis suggesting thousands of stellar-mass black holes are located near the center of our galaxy. The authors extrapolated their analysis from the detection of a dozen X-ray binaries which they suspect host a stellar-mass black hole. Only the brightest X-ray binaries containing black holes are likely to be detectable at the distance of the Galactic Center. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of Alpha Centauri, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on Feb 16.

        NGC5985                ACIS-S       May 13
        CDWFS                  ACIS-I       May 14
        RYSct                  ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     May 15
        NGC4532                ACIS-S
        CDWFS                  ACIS-I
        CassiopeiaA            ACIS-S
        SDSSJ002311.06+0035    ACIS-S       May 16
        G344.7-0.1             ACIS-I
        CDWFS                  ACIS-I
        SDSSJ120313.10-0000    ACIS-S       May 17
        HZ43                   HRC-I /LETG
        UGC10017               ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts
        NGC2243                ACIS-S
        SDSSJ233317.38-0023    ACIS-S       May 18
        G344.7-0.1             ACIS-I
        ALPHACENTAURI          HRC-I
        CDWFS                  ACIS-I
        VHSJ2028-5740          ACIS-S       May 19
        G344.7-0.1             ACIS-I
        VHSJ2048-4644          ACIS-S
        CDWFS                  ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     May 20
        G344.7-0.1             ACIS-I
        VHSJ2355-0011          ACIS-S
        ClGJ161855+105524      ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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