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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 1 December 2023 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Nov 30 describing an X-ray study of “spider pulsars” in the Omega Centauri globular cluster. Spider pulsars are a type of millisecond pulsar that strips their companion stars of their atmospheres through energetic winds. Radio telescopes first spotted 18 millisecond pulsars in Omega Centauri and then Chandra followed up with its observations. The combined data allowed researchers to better understand how spider pulsars prey on their companion stars. For details see:

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

        ArLac                  HRC-I        Dec  3
        ArLac (4 obs)          HRC-I        Dec  4
        ACT-CLJ0223.5-3601     ACIS-S
        WISEAJ042913.17+142    ACIS-S
        ArLac (8 obs)          HRC-I
        WISEAJ002051.63+300    ACIS-S
        SDSSJ090247.57+3041    ACIS-S       Dec  5
        eRASSUJ064553.0+24     HRC-I
        SDSSJ111850.02+3513    ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts
        JWST-DTDF-1            ACIS-I       Dec  6
        HIP16753               HRC-I
        BD+22521               HRC-I
        JWST-DTDF-1            ACIS-I
        PSOJ030947.49+27175    ACIS-S
        ArLac (4 obs)          HRC-I
        ArLac (4 obs)          HRC-I        Dec  7
        PSZ2G065.81-83.77      ACIS-I
        2MASSJ04181926+1605    ACIS-S
        JWST-DTDF-1            ACIS-I
        BD+21504               HRC-I
        BD+23527               HRC-I
        JWST-DTDF-1            ACIS-I
        PSOJ030947.49+27175    ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Dec  8
        JWST-DTDF-1            ACIS-I
        BD+23551               HRC-I
        HD23975                HRC-I
        ACT-CLJ1407.0+1048     ACIS-S       Dec  9
        SDSSJ092523.24+2141    ACIS-S
        SDSSJ081010.69+07333   ACIS-S
        AT2019qiz              ACIS-S
        eRASSUJ090421.1-383    ACIS-S
        AT2019qiz              ACIS-S
        Abell3112SE            ACIS-I       Dec 10
        2MASSJ04181926+1605    ACIS-S
        ESO0118-034            ACIS-S
        AT2019qiz              ACIS-S
        WISEAJ021416.37-210    ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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