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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 29 January 2016 9.00am EST

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

Real-time procedures were executed on Jan 22 to disable SCS-29 and to dump and clear the EPS glitch counters as post-eclipse season actions.

Of note this week was the release on Jan 27 of version 4.8.2 of the Contributed Scripts and Modules package. Included in the package was a new script that changes the normalization of a source model so that the total predicted signal matches the observed data as well as updates and bug-fixes to existing scripts. For details see:

Also of note this week was the announcement that Sherpa 4.8.0 is available on GitHub. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of SN2016G, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Jan 11, an observation of ASASSN 16at, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on Jan 26, observations of 2MASS J07221747+0851566 and SDSSJ112104.93+432141.6 coordinated with ground-based observatories, and an observation of the Crab coordinated with HST.

        2MASSJ07221747+0851    ACIS-S       Jan 31
        Crab                   ACIS-S
        3FGLJ0940.9-1337       ACIS-I
        Abell1367              ACIS-I
        RMJ101734.3+593339.    ACIS-I       Feb  1
        M81S                   ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Feb  2
        SN2016G                ACIS-S
        ChandraDeepField-S     ACIS-I
        3FGLJ0855.2-0718       ACIS-I
        Abell1367              ACIS-I       Feb  3
        HD191612               ACIS-S/HETG
        Radiation Belts                     Feb  4
        SPT-CLJ0607-4448       ACIS-I
        3FGLJ0827.2-0711       ACIS-I       Feb  5
        LCRSB110045.0-06380    ACIS-S
        202059198              ACIS-S
        J1146                  ACIS-S       Feb  6
        ASASSN16at             ACIS-S
        SDSSJ113017.5+38555    ACIS-S
        SDSSJ112104.93+43214   ACIS-S
        16CygABC               ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts
        3CR255                 ACIS-S       Feb  7
        PSZ2G213.39+80.59      ACIS-I
        16CygABC               ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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