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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 23 December 2016 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Dec 19 describing observations of a region called NGC 6357 where radiation from hot, young stars is energizing the cooler gas in the cloud that surrounds them. Data from four different telescopes using X-ray, optical, and infrared light were combined to study star formation in this region which contains at least three star clusters. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next two weeks is shown below and includes an observation of 2MASX J08434495+3549 coordinated with NuSTAR, an observation of CGCG 341-006 coordinated with NuSTAR, an observation of GS 2000+25 coordinated with VLA, an observation of NovaSMC 2016, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Nov 8, a followup observation of SGR 0755-293 which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Mar 17, and an observation of ASSASN-16oh, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on Dec 19.

        Radiation Belts
        2MASXJ08434495+3549    ACIS-S
        CGCG254-021tail        ACIS-S
        SDSSJ084158.47+39212   ACIS-S
        Capella                HRC-I /HETG  Dec 27
        SDSSJ084158.47+39212   ACIS-S
        CGCG254-021tail        ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Dec 28
        W2246-7143             ACIS-S
        ASSASN-16oh            HRC-S /LETG
        SDSSJ082658.85+06114   ACIS-S       Dec 29
        SDSSJ084158.47+39212   ACIS-S
        SGR0755-2933           ACIS-S       Dec 30
        PLCKG227.99+38.11      ACIS-I
        PSZ1G226.65+28.43      ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Dec 31
        GS2000+25              ACIS-S
        W0859+4823             ACIS-S       Jan  1
        SDSSJ084158.47+39212   ACIS-S
        CGCG341-006            ACIS-S
        MRK78                  ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Jan  2
        RXJ1131-1231           ACIS-S
        AeAur                  ACIS-I
        NGC4833                ACIS-S
        NovaSMC2016            HRC-S /LETG  Jan  4
        AeAur                  ACIS-I
        Q2237+0305             ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Jan  5
        SDSSJ084158.47+39212   ACIS-S
        PSRB1259-63            ACIS-I       Jan  6
        AeAur                  ACIS-I
        MRK78                  ACIS-S       Jan  7
        Radiation Belts


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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