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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 25 May 2018 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on May 23 describing the discovery of an isolated neutron star located within the supernova remnant E0102. The newly identified neutron star is a rare variety that has both a low magnetic field and no stellar companion. About ten such objects have been detected in the Milky Way galaxy, but this is the first one detected outside our galaxy. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of ZTF18aaqjovh, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on May 14.

        Radiation Belts
        ZTF18aaqjovh           ACIS-S
        PSRJ0846-3533          ACIS-S
        HE1353-1917            HRC-I
        NGC4100                ACIS-S       May 29
        RNO1BC                 ACIS-I
        NGC6482                ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     May 30
        4U1636-53              ACIS-S/HETG
        3FGLJ1008.6-5706       ACIS-S
        UGC7342                ACIS-S
        PSZ2G217.40+10.88      ACIS-I       Jun  1
        4U1636-53              ACIS-S/HETG
        ESO090-IG014           ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Jun  2
        4U1636-53              ACIS-S/HETG
        RYSct                  ACIS-I       Jun  3
        ZwCl1856.8+6616        ACIS-I
        NGC5308                ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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