Observing schedules

Short Range Observatory Schedule    

This is the confirmed schedule of NuSTAR observations. This sequence of observations has been uploaded to the spacecraft and will execute autonomously unless interrupted by a new schedule, Target of Opportunity, or instrument and spacecraft anomalies. This schedule will cover various time ranges depending on the exposure time goal of the observations, but will usually be for a period of at least one week.

The times reported here are the start and end of the on-target period (day of year UTC). The estimated exposure time takes into account Earth occultation and the SAA passage time where detector background is increased. The end time of the observation is the start of the slew to the next target. Please examine the As-Flown Timeline (AFT) for the log of past observations.

Table Header Explanations obs_start - Observation start time (UTC)
obs_end - Observation end (UTC)
sequenceID - Observation ID
Name - Target name
J2000_RA - J2000 epoch Right Ascension (degrees)
J2000_Dec - J2000 epoch Declination (degrees)
Exp - Approximate exposure time (ksec)
Notes - Observation notes

obs_start obs_end sequenceID Name J2000_RA J2000_Dec Exp Notes
2014:290:17:50:152014:292:08:30:00600011400022FGLJ0630d9m240697.7480417-24.112805670.3Coordinated with XMM
2014:292:09:05:072014:292:17:00:0060061268002LEDA2801977240.451202-61.148319.3BAT AGN
2014:292:17:20:062014:293:14:05:0040032020002GalSurvey_B_MOS020266.15732-29.00289343.2
2014:293:14:05:362014:294:11:00:0040032021001GalSurvey_B_MOS021266.05991-28.95057742.9
2014:294:11:30:182014:296:05:30:0030001048002Sh2_104_TeV304.42517936.80411182.6
2014:296:06:00:092014:296:19:00:0060002048010Mrk393.9024999971.0375000036.3Coordinated with Suzaku
2014:296:19:25:092014:297:06:40:00600613570022MASXJ12055599p4959561181.4834040049.9989590024.3BAT AGN
2014:297:07:15:432014:299:15:20:0030001044002BDp43_3654308.400320843.9853889114.9
2014:299:15:40:102014:299:23:30:0060061320002IGRJ23308p7120352.65704271.37958325.5BAT AGN
2014:299:23:50:082014:302:06:45:0030001044004BDp43_3654308.400320843.9853889107.8


Long Range Observatory Schedule    

This is the latest NuSTAR long-term schedule. Observations have been sorted into one-week intervals, taking into account Sun, Moon, required exposure time, and other constraints. So the date is the Monday of the week in which the observation is scheduled to begin.

E.g. An observation with a date 2012-12-10 in this table is scheduled to have the observation starting sometime between 2012-12-10 0000Z and 2012-12-17 0000Z.

Currently the schedule is driven by the large number of observations coordinated with other observatories and the need to complete the scientific level 1 project requirements. The exposure goal for targets allotted within one week may appear to fill more then the available NuSTAR exposure time in that week (average is 330 ksec per week) but many observations start in one week and complete in the following week.

Targets of opportunity and any instrument or spacecraft anomalies may also cause the observing times of targets to shift. This long-term schedule is our present estimate of the future order of observations. Please be aware of the uncertainties.

Table Header Explanations DOY week - Day of Year of the Monday of the week the observation is scheduled to start
week_date - Date of the Monday of the week the observation is scheduled to start
obsID - Observation ID number
name - Target name
J2000_RA - J2000 epoch Right Ascension (degrees)
J2000_Dec - J2000 epoch Declination (degrees)
Exp - Approximate exposure time (ksec)
Notes - Observation notes

DOY week week of observation obsID name J2000_RA J2000_Dec Exp Notes
2014:2932014-10-2030001048Sh2_104_TeV304.42517936.80411180
60061270MCGp14_08_004244.83000281.04699720
60002048Mrk393.90129171.03747630Coordinated with Suzaku
30001044BDp43_3654308.400320843.9853889200
30001041GX301_2186.656504-62.770322230
2014:3002014-10-2760001157WISEJ0542p630985.561063.1555830
30002041SS433287.956544.9827525
60001156WISEJ1036p0449159.201334.8308660
30002021HESSJ1640m465250.181333-46.52652820
2014:3072014-11-0330001014IC10_X15.1212559.2811150Coordinated with Chandra
2014:3142014-11-1030001061PSRJ0437m471569.315894-47.2523956200
600011582MASXJ04532576p040341673.3574.0620100
30002041SS433287.956544.9827525
2014:3212014-11-1760023001EGS215528x50Survey field
2014:3282014-11-2430002041SS433287.956544.9827525
60001165WISEJ2052p0952313.133719.8819230
60001160MCG_02_12_01766.755875-12.05952830
60001148IC751179.71915042.5703372x26Coordinated with XMM
2014:3352014-12-0160002060Mrk915339.193768-12.5451622x50Coordinated with XMM
8000108447Tuc_X96.022333-72.081444100Coordinated with Chandra
60001154Mrk106644.994128436.82063030
2014:3422014-12-0830002041SS433287.956544.9827525
70023001Coma194.7136627.83677016x25
600010804C74d26310.6555075.1340100
60002060Mrk915339.193768-12.54516250Coordinated with XMM
2014:3492014-12-1560001162NGC5005197.734295837.059205650
60001150NGC3486165.09945228.97513720
2014:3562014-12-2260001152ESO428_G014109.130025-29.324715830
2014:3632014-12-2960001149NGC4593189.914272-5.3442614x20Coordinated with XMM
2015:0052015-01-0560001149NGC4593189.914272-5.34426120Coordinated with XMM
30002021HESSJ1640m465250.181333-46.52652820
2014:0122015-01-1250002019M82148.969583369.6794444100Coordinated with Chandra
2014:0192015-01-1930001011Cyg_X1299.59030035.201605530
30001033CXOUJ163750d8m465545249.46176-46.929255850
30001040Sco_X1244.979445-15.640283320
2014:0262015-01-2630001004Cen_X4224.591330-31.668720200
60001153NGC5135201.433583-29.83366730
60001163NGC5347208.324307733.490828240
2014:0402015-02-0960001048Mrk766184.610416729.8127778100
60001046MCGm5m23m16146.917319-30.9487340500
30001043QZ_Car161.095463-59.993321100
30002041SS433287.956544.9827525
30002021HESSJ1640m465250.181333-46.52652820
2015:0542015-02-2330002041SS433287.956544.9827525
30002002SgrAstar266.416840-29.007810050Coordinated with XMM
2015:0612015-03-0240001030G354d4p0d07262.8750-33.5750100
2015:0682015-03-0930002041SS433287.956544.9827525
30001011Cyg_X1299.59030035.201605530
30001045HESSJ1834m087_TeV278.645600-8.7453030150
30001046HESSJ1832m093_TeV278.187667-9.36497280
2015:0752015-03-1640001020Kepler262.671620-21.491957250
30002021HESSJ1640m465250.181333-46.52652820
30002002SgrAstar266.416840-29.007810050Coordinated with XMM
60001002PKS1424p240216.751632123.800010340
2015:0822015-03-2330002041SS433287.956544.9827525
60001164IC3639190.220216-36.75586450
60001030PG1247p268192.52384926.518763100
60001032NGC4395186.453592133.5469278150