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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 12 January 2018 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra photo release was issued on Jan 10 describing a new visualization which allows viewers to control their own exploration of the center of the Milky Way galaxy. This is a 360-degree movie based on data from the Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes. Scientists have used the visualization to examine the effects Sag A* has on its stellar neighbors. For details see:

A Chandra press release was issued on Jan 11 describing observations of a rapidly growing black hole, the nucleus of galaxy SDSS J1354+1327. The active nucleus has been seen to transition to an inactive state and back to an active state. The changes in state are suspected to be caused by clumps in the accretion stream. The distribution of matter in the accretion stream seems to be the result of interactions with a companion galaxy. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes observations of GRB161219B, which are follow-up to a Target of Opportunity accepted on May 8, observations of GW170817 and DM Tau which are a follow-up to Director's Discretionary Time Targets of Opportunity which were accepted on Nov 16 and Nov 22 respectively, and an observation of GM Aur coordinated with HST and the VLA.

3FGLJ1016.5-6034 ACIS-I Jan 15 DDO68 ACIS-S A1234 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Jan 16 RCW89 ACIS-S GRB161219B ACIS-S DDO68 ACIS-S SDSS1004+4112 ACIS-S Jan 17 DMTau ACIS-S GW170817 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Jan 18 GRB161219B ACIS-S GMAur ACIS-S Jan 19 J0801+4725 ACIS-S NGC3963 ACIS-S DDO68 ACIS-S NVSSJ101335+281118 ACIS-S Jan 20 GW170817 ACIS-S NVSSJ162830+115403 ACIS-S SDSSJ091417.69+2216 ACIS-S ClGJ095759+191609 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Jan 21 RCW89 ACIS-S GW170817 ACIS-S Jan 22 ClGJ092921+120505 ACIS-I J1046+0243 ACIS-S RCW89 ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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