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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 10 June 2022 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Jun 7 describing observations of a shock wave about 1.6 million light years long that is stretching along the collision between two galaxy clusters. Galaxy clusters are enormous structures containing hundreds or thousands of galaxies, hot gas, and dark matter. These cosmic giants sometimes collide and unleash vast amounts of energy, as is the case of Abell 2146. Scientists studying this colossal collision have found similarities to physics on much different smaller scales. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of IGRJ17091-3624, which was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time Target of Opportunity on Jun 2 and is coordinated with NuSTAR and NICER.

        Abell2744              ACIS-I       Jun 13
        GDH24 (3 obs)          ACIS-I
        Abell2744              ACIS-I
        GDH24                  ACIS-I       Jun 14
        GDH24                  ACIS-I
        GDHInt34 (3 obs)       ACIS-I
        Abell2744              ACIS-I
        GDHInt34               ACIS-I       Jun 15
        GDHInt34               ACIS-I
        ASASSN-14ko            ACIS-S
        GDHIdp37 (3 obs)       ACIS-I
        ESO422-028             ACIS-S
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/LETG
        PSZ2G253.13+57.49      ACIS-I       Jun 16
        IGRJ17091-3624         ACIS-S/HETG
        Radiation Belts                     Jun 17
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/LETG
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/LETG
        2MASXJ17131541-2502    ACIS-S
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/LETG  Jun 18
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/LETG
        MACSJ1617.5-0716       ACIS-I
        MKN421                 ACIS-S/LETG  Jun 19
        Radiation Belts
        CMZMolecularCloud      ACIS-I
        2RXSJ081116.2-12552    ACIS-S       Jun 20
        CMZMolecularCloud      ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems except HRC continued to support nominal operations.

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