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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 6 May 2022 9.00am EDT

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

Chandra passed through the 7th, 8th, and 9th eclipses of the season on Apr 30, May 3, and 5 respectively, with nominal power and thermal performance.

Real-time procedures were executed on May 4 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer and to perform a diagnostic dump of the Control Processing Electronics (CPE).

A Chandra image release was issued on May 4 with two new sonifications of well-known black holes have been released for NASA's Black Hole Week. The Perseus galaxy cluster was made famous because of sound waves detected around its black hole by Chandra in 2003. Scanning like a radar around the image, the data have been resynthesized and scaled up by 57 and 58 octaves into the human hearing range. For M87, listeners can hear representations of three different wavelengths of light - X-ray, optical and radio - around this giant black hole.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below.

        Radiation Belts                     May  8
        eRASStJ234403.0-352    ACIS-S
        rhoOphA                ACIS-S/HETG
        SDSSJ153913.46+3954    ACIS-S       May  9
        GraLJ1721+8842         ACIS-S
        2RXSJ151544.7-07253    ACIS-S
        GraLJ1721+8842         ACIS-S
        RMJ150850.1-021456.7   ACIS-I
        LEDA3095635            ACIS-I       May 10
        2MASXJ15114125+0518    ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     May 11
        LEDA3095635            ACIS-I
        2MASXJ15114125+0518    ACIS-S
        SDSSJ125050.88+20465   ACIS-S
        HR2142                 ACIS-S
        SPT-CLJ2316-5027       ACIS-I
        rhoOphA                ACIS-S/HETG  May 12
        PSRJ1852+0040          ACIS-S
        SPT-CLJ2316-5027       ACIS-I
        1E161346-5055          ACIS-S       May 13
        Radiation Belts
        PKS1830-211            ACIS-S
        SDSSJ122855.90+3414    ACIS-S
        PGC1421200             ACIS-S       May 14
        GAIADR262894290932     ACIS-S
        NGC2301                ACIS-I
        IVVir                  ACIS-I
        NGC2301                ACIS-I
        SDSSJ143352.21+02271   ACIS-S       May 15
        2MASXJ15114125+0518    ACIS-S
        CFHQSJ164121+375520    ACIS-S
        SDSSJ113642.72+2643    ACIS-S
        WISEAJ163030.17+470    ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     May 16


All spacecraft subsystems except HRC continued to support nominal operations.

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