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
2015:244:01:56:522015:244:11:20:0020110100001Sol_15244160.008418.6799810.0Solar ToO
2015:244:12:10:082015:245:01:30:0060101037004RGB_J0710p591107.6252500059.1389400029.9Coordinated with Swift
2015:245:02:11:562015:245:03:40:0020102005001Sol_15245160.404328.1753410.0Solar ToO
2015:245:12:35:252015:245:23:50:0080102011004GX339m4255.705833-48.78972220.5ToO (2/6) coordinated with XMM
2015:246:00:15:282015:248:17:15:004010101500230_Dor_C84.01621000-69.19797000194.1
2015:248:17:40:082015:249:11:00:00301020140044U1636m53250.231250-53.75138933.7(2/3) Coordinated with XMM
2015:249:11:25:032015:250:01:40:0060102042004NGC_6240253.245420002.4009200023.9(2/3)
2015:250:02:00:072015:250:14:20:00601606860022MASXJ18241083p1846088276.0451000018.7691000026.2BAT AGN
2015:250:14:50:212015:251:03:40:0080102011006GX339m4255.705833-48.78972221.5ToO (3/6) coordinated with XMM
2015:251:04:20:102015:251:15:10:0060101060002BZB_J0123m231020.90920000-23.1828000023.9Coordinated with Swift
2015:251:15:45:092015:253:04:30:0030101021002GK_Per52.8000400043.9043100077.6


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 NuSTAR GO cycle-1 program (N01 in the table, followed by program number). 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.

Last updated: 2015-06-09

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
2015:2432015-08-3160102042NGC_6240253.2454202.40092020N01 01088 (2/3)
301020144U1636m53250.231250-53.75138930Coordinated with XMM (2/3)
2015:2502015-09-0740101001Arches_cluster266.459583-28.821944200Coordinated with XMM
60101071MCGp08m18m013144.1550048.47442020
2015:2572015-09-14301020144U1636m53250.231250-53.75138930Coordinated with XMM (3/3)
40101004PSRB0656p14104.95041714.239444150Coordinated with XMM
2015:2642015-09-2160102051NGC_4507188.902580-39.90922020N01 01220 (5/5)
30101046T_CrB239.87567025.92017080N01 01272
30101043PSR_J1723m2837260.846580-28.63253079N01 01232
2015:2712015-09-2830002021HESSJ1640m465250.181333-46.52652850Monitoring
30101042GX_301m2186.656500-62.77031030N01 01222
2015:2782015-10-0560101041Fornax_A_Offset50.576080-37.221610160N01 01085
50111002M31_Field_B11.10300041.380080100Coordinated with Chandra
50111003M31_Field_C11.35225041.584890100Coordinated with Chandra
60101003IGRJ19378m0617294.387500-6.21805660Coordinated with XMM
2015:2992015-10-2630102041LMC_X483.206420-66.37036020(1/4) N01 01219 Coordinated with XMM
60110001GOODSN_MOS001189.31676062.284876050Extragalactic Legacy Survey
60110002GOODSN_MOS002189.24502062.247104050Extragalactic Legacy Survey
60110003GOODSN_MOS003189.17186062.207811050Extragalactic Legacy Survey
2015:3062015-11-0260101079TXS_0322p22251.40379022.40028020N01 01285 Coordinated with GROND
60101012ESO439_G009171.847500-29.25750020Coordinated with XMM
60101030QSO_B2202m209331.291250-1.921667100Coordinated with XMM
60101069Arp_2564.712080-10.37683020
30102041LMC_X483.206420-66.37036020(2/4) N01 01219 Coordinated with XMM
2015:3132015-11-0960102025MR2251m178343.524167-17.58194420Coordinated with XMM (3/4)
30101045M82_X2148.96250069.679170195
30102041LMC_X483.206420-66.37036020(3/4) N01 01219 Coordinated with XMM
2015:3272015-11-2360101001NGC7469345.8154178.87361120Coordinated with XMM & HST (2/7)
40101010N132D81.259170-69.64417080N01 01093
60101078PKS_0446p1172.28104011.35731020N01 01285 Coordinated with GROND
30102041LMC_X483.206420-66.37036020(4/4) N01 01219 Coordinated with XMM
2015:3342015-11-3060101080PKS_0451m2873.310080-28.12633020N01 01285 Coordinated with GROND
60101047Pictor_A79.957171-45.778828120N01 01176
60101027MCG_03_58_007342.404583-19.273889130Coordinated with XMM
2015:3412015-12-0760101072NGC_3110151.008330-6.47486020
60102025MR2251m178343.524167-17.58194420Coordinated with XMM (4/4)
2015:3482015-12-1460101001NGC7469345.8154178.87361120Coordinated with XMM & HST (3/7)
2015:3552015-12-2160101001NGC7469345.8154178.87361120Coordinated with XMM & HST (4/7)
60101001NGC7469345.8154178.87361120Coordinated with XMM & HST (5/7)
60101001NGC7469345.8154178.87361120Coordinated with XMM & HST (6/7)
2015:3622015-12-2860101001NGC7469345.8154178.87361120Coordinated with XMM & HST (7/7)
2016:0042016-01-0460102042NGC_6240253.2454202.40092020N01 01088 (3/3)
2016:0252016-01-2560110001GOODSN_MOS001189.31676062.284876050Extragalactic Legacy Survey
2016:0322016-02-0260110002GOODSN_MOS002189.24502062.247104050Extragalactic Legacy Survey
60110003GOODSN_MOS003189.17186062.207811050Extragalactic Legacy Survey
30101023GX_17p2274.005790-14.03628020N01 01036
30101008IGRJ11215m5952170.445417-59.86166720Coordinated XMM
2016:0462016-02-1570102001Abell_52374.7758338.780278200Coordinated with XMM
2016:0532016-02-22301010351E_1547d0m5408237.725460-54.30658080N01 01138
2016:0602016-02-2960101012ESO439_G009171.847500-29.25750020
2016:0672016-03-0740110001SN1006_NE_Limb225.920000-41.784690200N01 01022
40110002SN1006_SW_Limb225.479000-42.043890200N01 01022
2016:0742016-03-1470101002Abell_2163243.953000-6.14300115N01 01295
2016:1092016-04-1860110001GOODSN_MOS001189.31676062.284876050Extragalactic Legacy Survey
2016:1162016-04-2560110002GOODSN_MOS002189.24502062.247104050Extragalactic Legacy Survey
60110003GOODSN_MOS003189.17186062.207811050Extragalactic Legacy Survey