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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:

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.

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


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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