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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 1 March 2019 9.00am EST

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

Real-time procedures were carried out Feb 22 and Feb 23 to change the ACIS SI-Mode.

A Chandra photo release was issued on Feb 28 describing observations of superbubbles in NGC 3079. The observations provide evidence that they and structures like them may be the source of cosmic rays. NGC 3079's superbubbles are younger cousins of "Fermi bubbles," first located in the Milky Way galaxy in 2010. For details see: http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2019/ngc3079/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of LHS2686 coordinated with HST, an observation of GJ163 coordinated with HST, and an observation of 4U 1901+03, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on Feb 14.



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        Radiation Belts                     Mar  4
        GJ163                  ACIS-S
        IGRJ18434-0508         ACIS-I
        HCG57                  ACIS-S       Mar  5
        J1028+5011             ACIS-S
        4U1901+03              HRC-I
        PSRJ1758-2846          ACIS-S
        WGD2038-4008           ACIS-S
        E0102-72               ACIS-I
        IGRJ18112-2641         ACIS-I       Mar  6
        J125305.97-031258.8    ACIS-I
        HCG57                  ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Mar  7
        E0102-72               ACIS-I
        SDSSJ1456+5702         ACIS-I
        MKW4-NE                ACIS-I
        NGC4282                ACIS-S       Mar  8
        LHS2686                ACIS-S
        PSRJ1720-2933          ACIS-S
        QJ0158-4325            ACIS-S
        DES14C1kia             ACIS-S       Mar  9
        Radiation Belts
        Abell2146              ACIS-I
        J114359.58+244251.7    ACIS-S       Mar 10
        J1128+2326             ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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