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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 25 May 2018 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on May 23 describing the discovery of an isolated neutron star located within the supernova remnant E0102. The newly identified neutron star is a rare variety that has both a low magnetic field and no stellar companion. About ten such objects have been detected in the Milky Way galaxy, but this is the first one detected outside our galaxy. For details see: http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2018/e0102/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of ZTF18aaqjovh, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on May 14.



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Radiation Belts ZTF18aaqjovh ACIS-S PSRJ0846-3533 ACIS-S HE1353-1917 HRC-I NGC4100 ACIS-S May 29 RNO1BC ACIS-I NGC6482 ACIS-S Radiation Belts May 30 4U1636-53 ACIS-S/HETG 3FGLJ1008.6-5706 ACIS-S UGC7342 ACIS-S PSZ2G217.40+10.88 ACIS-I Jun 1 4U1636-53 ACIS-S/HETG ESO090-IG014 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Jun 2 4U1636-53 ACIS-S/HETG RYSct ACIS-I Jun 3 ZwCl1856.8+6616 ACIS-I NGC5308 ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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