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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 10 February 2017 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra press release was issued on Feb 6 describing the growth of the black hole XJ1500+0154. The X-ray observations from Chandra, Swift and XMM-Newton found evidence for a "tidal disruption event" (TDE). The extraordinary long bright phase of this event spanning over ten years means that among observed TDEs this was either the most massive star ever to be completely torn apart during one of these events, or the first where a smaller star was completely torn apart. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes observations of M87 coordinated with NuStar, Markarian 1018 which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity Dec 19 and is coordinated with HST, and CSS161010 which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on Dec 21.

AXJ1753.5-2745 ACIS-I Feb 12 MOOJ1142+1527 ACIS-I SDSSJ152654.61+56551 ACIS-S Feb 13 CSS161010 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Feb 14 NGC4212 ACIS-S Mrk273 ACIS-S NGC3675 ACIS-S Comacluster ACIS-I M87 ACIS-S Feb 15 spog1557 ACIS-S NGC2513 ACIS-S NGC4312 ACIS-S Mrk273 ACIS-S M87 ACIS-S Feb 16 Radiation Belts Mrk1018 ACIS-S NGC2672 ACIS-S Feb 17 WD1145+017 ACIS-S 2MASSJ11505787+4822 ACIS-S Comacluster ACIS-I Mrk273 ACIS-S Feb 18 Radiation Belts Feb 19 Comacluster ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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