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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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