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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 10 May 2024 9.00am EDT

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

Chandra press and image releases were issued on May 9 describing an exhaust vent attached to a “chimney” of hot gas ejected from the center of the Milky Way galaxy, at about 26,000 light years from Earth. A combination of data from Chandra, XMM-Newton, and the MeerKAT radio telescope identified the chimney and vent, along with the effects of magnetic fields enclosing the gas in the chimney. For details, see

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

        B31428+422             ACIS-S       May 13
        SDSSJ132712.74+42175   ACIS-S
        eRASSUJ144516.1-37     HRC-I
        E0102-72.3             ACIS-S
        NGC6242                ACIS-I
        ESO518-2               ACIS-S
        IRAS19132+1035         ACIS-I
        SDSSJ134957.40+36021   ACIS-S       May 14
        GX9+9                  ACIS-S/HETG
        Radiation Belts                     May 15
        WISEAJ165105.26-041    ACIS-S
        E0102-72.3             ACIS-S
        NGC6242                ACIS-I
        ACT-CLJ0947.9-0120     ACIS-S
        NGC6242                ACIS-I       May 16
        NSA112250              ACIS-S
        2MASXJ15120505m10463   ACIS-S
        2MASXJ13003807+5454    ACIS-S
        GX9+9                  ACIS-S/HETG  May 17
        Radiation Belts
        2RXSJ152812.1-09212    ACIS-S
        ACT-CLJ0947.9-0120     ACIS-S       May 18
        PSZ2G152.70+25.46      ACIS-I
        A2029/[SGW2019]SI      ACIS-I
        NGC3274                ACIS-I
        SDSSJ093923.05+4707    ACIS-S
        A2029/[SGW2019]SI      ACIS-I
        SDSSJ100818.19+45443   ACIS-S       May 19
        PSZ2G069.39+68.05      ACIS-I
        SDSSJ123544.97+4827    ACIS-S
        WISEAJ221849.84-332    ACIS-S
        NGC6242                ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     May 20


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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