The Chandra X-ray Observatory continues to operate as usual during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CIAO contributed scripts with significantly enhanced dax released on 22 Sep 2020

A new contributed scripts package for CIAO 4.12 has been released with a significantly enhanced version of dax.
Read the full announcement here.

9/22/20

Replacement of “bad” target names in the Chandra Data Archive

5181 distinct “bad” target names of Chandra observations taken through 1/1/2017 have been replaced across all public Chandra interfaces with new, manually picked target names that follow widely accepted naming conventions developed by the International Astronomical Union.

Read the full announcement here.

9/16/20

Chandra Anomaly Update

Chandra resumed ACIS-only science operations on 12 Sept.

The HRC has been successfully switched over to the B-side electronics and will be prepared for science observations over the next few weeks.

Read the NASA press release here.

9/15/20