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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 12 May 2006 8.00am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on May 10 of the planetary nebulae Mz 3, BD+30-3639, Hen 3-1475, and NGC 7027. The composite images include data from Chandra, Hubble and optical telescopes. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/pne/

Of note last week was the site visit to the CXC by the NRC committee on Astronomy Science Centers.

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below and includes an observation of GX 340+0 coordinated with RXTE and the VLA.

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M81 ACIS-S/HETG May 14 NGC 0014 ACIS-S 1RXS J003413.7-010 ACIS-S HD 169142 ACIS-S PSR J1524-5625 ACIS-S 2M1101-7732 ACIS-S May 15 Radiation Belts 1RXS J171824.2-402 HRC-S May 16 NGC 6240 ACIS-S/HETG Radiation Belts May 18 cl0405-4100 ACIS-I GX 340+0 ACIS-S/HETG May 19 NGC 5253 ACIS-S Radiation Belts May 20 M87 ACIS-S May 21 NGC 3239 ACIS-S AM 0545-453 ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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