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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 6 December 2013 9.00am EDT

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to incorporate an observation of SN2013ge, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time TOO on Dec 2. A planned observation of SDSS J005527.46-0021 was impacted and will be rescheduled in a future week.

A real-time procedure was executed on Dec 4 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra press release was issued on Dec 4 as a NASA press release describing observations of the X-ray binary Circinus X-1. X-ray binaries are systems with either a black hole or neutron star in orbit with a companion star like our Sun. Researchers found that the neutron star in Circinus X-1 is less than 4,600 years old, making the X-ray binary much younger than any other known in the Milky Way. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of A0620-00 coordinated with the EVLA and the SMARTS 1.3m telescope and an observation of SDSS J1539+3954 coordinated with the Hobby-Eberly Telescope

        A0620-00               ACIS-S       Dec  9
        NGC2217                ACIS-I
        G304.67-31.66          ACIS-I
        NGC1377                ACIS-S       Dec 10
        Radiation Belts
        MACSJ0717.5+3745       ACIS-I       Dec 11
        COSMOSLegacy           ACIS-I       Dec 12
        SDSSJ1539+3954         ACIS-S       Dec 13
        NGC6894                ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts
        MACSJ0717.5+3745       ACIS-I
        COSMOSLegacy           ACIS-I       Dec 14


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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