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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 13 January 2023 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra press release was issued on Jan 11 describing observations of hundreds of supermassive black holes that have been identified in a new survey using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. The key to this finding was comparing objects in the Chandra Source Catalog to data from Sloan Digitized Sky Survey. Researchers focused on a class of objects known as “XBONGs” (X-ray bright, optically normal galaxies). This result adds to the ongoing tally of black holes and helps explain long-standing questions about XBONGs. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes observations of SN 2022jli, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on Dec 23 and an observation of SN2012ap, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Dec 27 and is coordinated with NuSTAR.

        SDSSJ0921+2854         ACIS-S       Jan 16
        CFHQSJ142952+544717    ACIS-S
        IC2431                 ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Jan 17
        SN2022jli              ACIS-S
        SN2012ap               ACIS-S
        LMCDeepField06         ACIS-I
        DELSJ091054.53-0414    ACIS-I       Jan 18
        GW170817               ACIS-S
        IC2431                 ACIS-S
        SNRG310.6-1.6          ACIS-S
        SDSSJ080554.11+11143   ACIS-S       Jan 19
        SNRG310.6-1.6          ACIS-S
        SDSSJ101747.09+3932    ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Jan 20
        LMCDeepField06         ACIS-I
        RMJ081107.4+164304.6   ACIS-I
        NGC6204                ACIS-I
        RMJ082400.3+153446.7   ACIS-I
        NGC6204                ACIS-I
        SDSSJ082508.75+1155    ACIS-S
        HS0749+1943            ACIS-S       Jan 21
        QSOJ0041-4936          ACIS-I
        SDSSJ075515.06+18585   ACIS-S
        QSOJ0041-4936          ACIS-I
        RMJ074323.1+173341.9   ACIS-I
        SN2022jli              ACIS-S
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/LETG  Jan 22
        Radiation Belts
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/LETG
        SDSSJ144509.42+15292   ACIS-S
        SDSSJ0921+2854         ACIS-S       Jan 23


All spacecraft subsystems except HRC continued to support nominal operations.

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