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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 13 July 2018 9.00am EDT

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

Of note this week was the announcement on Jul 9 of the Cycle 20 Peer Review recommended programs. For details see:

A Chandra photo release was issued on Jul 12 describing how astronomers combined data from Chandra and Hubble observations of the Eagle Nebula. This is the site of the spectacular star-forming region known as the Pillars of Creation. In the image, some of the X-ray sources appear to be located in the Pillars. However, an analysis of the absorption of X-rays from these sources indicates that almost all of these sources belong to the larger Eagle Nebula rather than being immersed in the Pillars. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below.

        BaniaClump2            ACIS-I       Jul 16
        SDSSJ1138+2754         ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Jul 17
        Abell2146              ACIS-I
        PSZ2G218.59+71.31      ACIS-I       Jul 18
        PSRJ1809-1917          ACIS-I
        Abell2146              ACIS-I
        PSRJ1809-1917          ACIS-I       Jul 19
        Radiation Belts                     Jul 20
        SpARCS104922.6+56403   ACIS-I
        BaniaClump2            ACIS-I       Jul 21
        SpARCS104922.6+56403   ACIS-I
        BaniaClump2            ACIS-I       Jul 22
        Radiation Belts


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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