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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 18 November 2005 8.00am EST

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

Of note this week was the successful completion of the Linux migration Operations Readiness Review for the ground system. Approval was given by a combined Level 2/4 board meeting on Nov 17 to transition to operations with the Linux system at the end of November.

A Chandra image release was issued on 15 November showing a composite X-ray/optical image that reveals a cat-shaped structure produced by the remnants of two exploded stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy. For details see http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2005/d316/

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below and includes an observation of M87 coordinated with Hubble Space Telescope.

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15 Mon ACIS-S/HETG Nov 20 XLSSJ022404.0-0413 ACIS-S Nov 21 W3 North ACIS-I M33 Field 6 ACIS-I Radiation Belts MACS1720.3+3536 ACIS-I Nov 22 NGC 0925 ACIS-S Nov 23 NGC 1003 ACIS-S Betelgeuse ACIS-I Betelgeuse ACIS-S M33 Field 4 ACIS-I IGR J00291+5934 ACIS-S Nov 24 Radiation Belts NGC4365 ACIS-S Nov 25 NGC 1012 ACIS-S IC 0239 ACIS-S NGC4365 ACIS-S M33 Field 4 ACIS-I X1908+375 ACIS-S/HETG Nov 26 MACS1720.3+3536 ACIS-I RXJ1242-1119 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Nov 27 PSR J0437-4715 ACIS-S Abell 1650 ACIS-I Nov 28 AX J0401.4+0038 ACIS-S M87 ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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