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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 20 June 2014 9.00am EDT

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

Of note this week was the release on Jun 16 of version 4.6.5 of the Contributed Scripts and Modules package. Included in the release are new scripts to create optical light curves from the aspect camera of observations, provide an on-screen summary of the status bits set for rows and their meaning, and create an image from an event file bounded by the sky limits of an FOV file, as well as bug fixes and updates to existing scripts.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes observations of PSR B1259-63, which were accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time TOO on Jun 16, an observation of SXP 1062, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Jun 3 and is coordinated with Swift, observations of GJ 436 and NGC 5548 coordinated with HST, and a calibration observation of Cyg X-3 coordinated with XMM-Newton and SWIFT.

         GJ436                  ACIS-S       Jun 23
        NGC5548                ACIS-S/LETG
        PSRB1259-63            ACIS-S
        ALPHACEN               HRC-I
        G253.47-33.72          ACIS-I
        M31BHXNe               ACIS-I       Jun 24
        NGC4551                ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts
        SDSSJ135429.05+1327    ACIS-S       Jun 25
        CygX-3                 ACIS-S/HETG
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/HETG
        PSRB1259-63            ACIS-S
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/LETG
        MKN421                 HRC-S/LETG
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/LETG  Jun 26
        MKN421                 HRC-S/LETG
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/LETG
        MKN421                 HRC-S/LETG
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/HETG
        30Doradus              ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Jun 27
        SerpensX-1             ACIS-S/HETG
        SDSSJ0122+0100         ACIS-S       Jun 29
        SXP1062                ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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