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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 14 November 2014 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra press release was issued on Nov 13 as a NASA/MSFC press release describing observations of Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*, for short), the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. Researchers have found evidence that Sgr A* may be generating neutrinos, tiny particles that have virtually no mass and carry no electric charge. These particles are unusual because they can travel across the Universe without being absorbed or deflected. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next two weeks is shown below and includes observations of PSN J120451.50+265946 and GRB 141028A, which were accepted as Targets of Opportunity on Nov 5 and 11 respectively, and an observation of PSN J12215757+0428185, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time TOO on Nov 4.

        Betelgeuse             ACIS-S       Nov 16
        G141.2+5.0             ACIS-S
        PSNJ12215757+042818    ACIS-S
        PSNJ120451.50+26594    ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Nov 17
        NGC300                 ACIS-I
        SDSSJ020950.70-0005    ACIS-S       Nov 18
        ChandraDeepField-S     ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Nov 19
        Betelgeuse             ACIS-I       Nov 20
        Tol1214-277            ACIS-S
        SDSSJ1306+0735         ACIS-S
        CXOUJ122518.6+14454    ACIS-S
        ComaCluster            HRC-I        Nov 21
        A1927                  ACIS-I
        J144110.9+251700       ACIS-S
        3C292                  ACIS-S
        A2064                  ACIS-I
        SDSSJ163718.64+2740    ACIS-S
        G38.9-0.44             ACIS-I       Nov 22
        Radiation Belts
        ChandraDeepField-S     ACIS-I
        CDFS-WF17              ACIS-I       Nov 24
        CDFS-WF18              ACIS-I
        CDFS-WF23              ACIS-I
        CDFS-WF24              ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts
        Arp273                 ACIS-S       Nov 25
        BR0351-1034            ACIS-S       Nov 26
        GRB141028A             ACIS-S
        MACSJ0416.1-2403       ACIS-I
        F2M0156-0058           ACIS-I       Nov 27
        Radiation Belts
        1RXSJ021649.0+70355    ACIS-I       Nov 28
        2FGLJ0340.5+5307       ACIS-I
        G141.2+5.0             ACIS-S
        GALEXJ025325.8-0013    ACIS-S
        ChandraDeepField-S     ACIS-I       Nov 29
        Radiation Belts                     Nov 30


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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