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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 19 August 2016 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Aug 17 describing observations of the supernova remnant G11.2-0.3. New Chandra data of the supernova remnant G11.2-0.3 raise new questions about the timing of its origin. Previously, G11.2-0.3 was associated with an event recorded by Chinese observers in 386 CE. Chandra observations show that dense gas clouds lie along the line of sight between Earth and G11.2-0.3. This new information means that the supernova explosion would have been too faint to be seen with the naked eye from Earth. For details see:

Of note this week was "Chandra Science for the Next Decade" science workshop held in Cambridge MA, Aug 16-19.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes observations of M31-NuSTAR-A and NGC 3783 coordinated with NuSTAR.

        fcc47                  ACIS-S       Aug 21
        SPT-CLJ0000-5748       ACIS-I
        PSRJ2124-3358          ACIS-S
        NGC3783                ACIS-S/HETG  Aug 22
        Radiation Belts                     Aug 23
        Cl0024+17              ACIS-S
        CODEX59915             ACIS-I       Aug 24
        SPT-CLJ0000-5748       ACIS-I
        NGC3783                ACIS-S/HETG  Aug 25
        Radiation Belts                     Aug 26
        M31-NuSTAR-A           ACIS-I
        SPT-CLJ0000-5748       ACIS-I
        UGC793                 ACIS-S       Aug 28
        Radiation Belts


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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