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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 1 December 2017 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra press release was issued on Nov 30 describing observations of a pair of tightly coupled supermassive black holes which appear serendipitously aligned with the Andromeda galaxy. New data from Chandra and ground-based optical observations reveal J0045+41 is actually 1,000 times more distant than the Andromeda galaxy. The estimated total mass for these two supermassive black holes is about two hundred million times the mass of our Sun. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of NGC 3516 coordinated with NuSTAR and observations of GW170817, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on Nov 16.

        Radiation Belts
        NGC5676                ACIS-S
        NGC1275                ACIS-S/HETG
        J114506.3+501802.4     ACIS-S       Dec  5
        NGC3516                HRC-S /LETG
        J0805+4541             ACIS-S
        Perseuscoldfront1      ACIS-I
        J1047+4844             ACIS-S       Dec  6
        GW170817               ACIS-S
        PTF09axc               ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Dec  7
        Perseuscoldfront1      ACIS-I
        NGC3516                HRC-S /LETG
        Perseuscoldfront1      ACIS-I       Dec  8
        NGC3043                ACIS-S
        PTF09axc               ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     Dec  9
        PSRJ0633+0632          ACIS-S       Dec 10
        RXJ1131-1231           ACIS-S
        PSRJ0633+0632          ACIS-S
        NGC2950                ACIS-S
        NGC3516                HRC-S /LETG


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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