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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 21 July 2006 8.30am EDT

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

Chandra passed through the final eclipses of the 2006 summer season on July 15 and 18 with nominal power and thermal performance. A real-time procedure was completed on July 18 to disable SCS 29 due to the end of the eclipse season.

A Chandra image release of the Galactic Center was issued on July 19. The image shows three massive star clusters: the Arches, Quintuplet, and the GC star cluster located near near the Galaxy's central massive black hole, Sagittarius A. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/gcenter/

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below and includes observations of 1E 1048.1-5937 coordinated with HST and of M81* coordinated with the VLA.

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Radiation Belts Jul 23 SDSS J004527.69+14 ACIS-S V1118 Ori ACIS-S Jul 24 UGC7005 ACIS-S HZ43 HRC-I/LETG Abell 1835 ACIS-I NGC4278 ACIS-S Jul 25 Radiation Belts Deep GCS 3 ACIS-I Jul 26 Deep GCS 7 ACIS-I Jul 27 AX J1845-0258 ACIS-S SNR1987A ACIS-S NGC 4491 ACIS-S Jul 28 NGC 4207 ACIS-S M81* ACIS-S/HETG Radiation Belts Sgr A* ACIS-I Jul 29 M17 ACIS-I 1E 1048.1-5937 ACIS-S Jul 30

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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