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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 22 September 2017 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Sep 18 describing a new three-dimensional model of the fast symbiotic nova V745 Sco as seen in outburst. V745 Sco is a binary star system that consists of a red giant star and a white dwarf. Data from the 2014 eruption were used to create a model which suggests the nova explosion’s blast wave and ejected material were likely concentrated along the north and south poles of the binary system. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes two observations of NGC1313 X-1 coordinated with NuSTAR, and an observation of MAXI J1535-571, which is a followup to a Target of Opportunity which was accepted on Sep 8 and is coordinated with NuSTAR, Gemini and the JVLA.

        W0134-2607             ACIS-S       Sep 24
        XXL-N0282              ACIS-S
        W0149+2350             ACIS-S       Sep 25
        CFHQSJ0050+3445        ACIS-S
        PS12bli                ACIS-S
        2MASSJ00423991+3017    ACIS-S
        SDSS2232+0012          ACIS-S
        NGC1313X-1             ACIS-S/HETG  Sep 26
        Radiation Belts                     Sep 27
        MAXIJ1535-571          ACIS-S/HETG
        SDSSJ220537.71-0711    ACIS-S
        XXL-N0356              ACIS-S
        SDSS2206+0003          ACIS-S
        Abell1931              ACIS-I       Sep 28
        G114.78                ACIS-I
        W2201+0226             ACIS-S
        PTF09ge                ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Sep 29
        NGC1313X-1             ACIS-S/HETG
        G243.14                ACIS-I       Sep 30
        PS13byi                ACIS-S
        SDSSJ2310+1855         ACIS-S
        NGC7052                ACIS-S
        SDSSJ225240.37+0109    ACIS-S       Oct  1
        ClGJ225656+244547      ACIS-I
        SDSS1004+4112          ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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