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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 6 February 2004 8.30am EST

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

Chandra completed the last two eclipses of the 2004 Winter season on Jan 31 and Feb 3 with nominal power and thermal performance. Real-time procedures were performed following each eclipse to disable the momentum unloading sub-function. A real-time procedure was also completed on Feb 3 following the completion of the season to set the short eclipse flag to false.

A Chandra image release was issued on Jan 30 describing a white dwarf star in the V471 Tauri system that closely orbits a normal Sun-like star. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2004/v471/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of NGC 5408 ULX coordinated with the VLA and of the Stanek Window coordinated with HST.

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NGC 1073 ULX           ACIS-S       Feb 9
NGC 5408 ULX           ACIS-S
ArLac (21 obs)         HRC-S
F1320-262              ACIS-S
NGC4936                ACIS-I
3C273-Jet              ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                     Feb 10
RXJ 1159+5531          ACIS-S       Feb 11
M87                    ACIS-S       Feb 12
NGC4697                ACIS-S
SDSS J122652.01-00     ACIS-S
X-ray Jets             ACIS-S
F1330-1666             ACIS-S
LBQS 1133+0214         ACIS-S       Feb 13
Radiation Belts
Stanek window          ACIS-I
Earth                  HRC-I        Feb 14
Stanek window          ACIS-I
NGC4936                ACIS-I       Feb 15
HCG 51                 ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
HCG 51                 ACIS-S       Feb 16

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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