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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 17 November 2023 9.00am EST

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

Of note this week was the Chandra Quarterly Review conducted on Nov 15.

A Chandra image release was issued on Nov 15 describing a new collaboration that is enabling actual data from NASA telescopes to be used as the basis for original music that humans can play. Since 2020, the “sonification” project at NASA’s Chandra X-ray Center has translated the digital data taken by telescopes into notes and sounds. This process allows the listener to experience the data through the sense of hearing instead of seeing it as images. In this new phase of the sonification project, the team has developed versions of the data that can be played by musicians. For details see (and hear):

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes observations of PSO J135.3860+16.2518, which are coordinated with NRAO and the VLA, observations of GRB231115A, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on Nov 16, an observation of Cyg X-3, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on Nov 6 and is coordinated with IXPE and the SMA, and an observation of HE 0230-2130, which is a follow-up to a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity which was accepted on Oct 31.

        Radiation Belts                     Nov 19
        PSOJ135.3860+16.251    ACIS-S
        Mrk1018                ACIS-S/HETG
        PSOJ135.3860+16.251    ACIS-S
        Mrk1018                ACIS-S/HETG
        PSOJ030947.49+27175    ACIS-S       Nov 21
        HZ43                   HRC-I /LETG
        DELSJ091054.53-0414    ACIS-I
        Mrk1018                ACIS-S/HETG
        PSOJ135.3860+16.251    ACIS-S
        GRB231115A             ACIS-S
        DESJ0322-18            ACIS-S       Nov 22
        Radiation Belts
        CygX-3                 ACIS-S/HETG
        PSOJ030947.49+27175    ACIS-S       Nov 23
        IRAS09104+4109         ACIS-S
        HD82443                ACIS-S
        GaiaDR215122201892     ACIS-S
        HZ43                   HRC-S /LETG
        Trumpler3              ACIS-I
        SDSSJ0921+2854         ACIS-S       Nov 24
        PSOJ030947.49+27175    ACIS-S
        HZ43                   HRC-S /LETG
        Trumpler3              ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Nov 25
        HE0230-2130            ACIS-S
        NGC2287                HRC-I
        eFEDSJ083933.8-0140    ACIS-S       Nov 26
        2MASSJ04181926+1605    ACIS-S
        HESSJ1303-631          ACIS-S
        GRB231115A             ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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