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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 16 February 2007 9.00am EDT

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

A real time procedure was conducted on Feb 11 to back out the follow-up observations of the fast turn-around Target Of Opportunity 4U 0142+61, which had interrupted last week's schedule. Analysis of the initial observation of the source on Feb 10 indicated insufficient flux to warrant the followup observations.

A Chandra image release was issued on Feb 15 that provides a new look at the famous "Pillars of Creation" and reveals how much star formation is happening in the structures. The combined Chandra and Hubble image and further details may be found at: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/m16/

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below and includes an observation of Jupiter coordinated with New Horizons and XMM-Newton.

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RXJ1131-1231            ACIS-S       Feb 18
Deep GCS 6              ACIS-I
GX9+1                   ACIS-S       Feb 19
AX J1845-0258           ACIS-S
IGR J18539+0727         ACIS-S
UGC 08387               ACIS-S
IGR J1305+1139          ACIS-I
2092                    ACIS-S
NGC 4688                ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
NGC4278                 ACIS-S       Feb 20
M87                     ACIS-S       Feb 21
NGC 4492                ACIS-S
Deep GCS 1              ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                      Feb 22
Deep GCS 24             ACIS-I       Feb 23
EA03                    ACIS-I
M87                     ACIS-S
Deep GCS 26             ACIS-I
SDSS J1302+0030         ACIS-S       Feb 24
Abell 1650              ACIS-I
Jupiter                 ACIS-S
IRAS F18293-3413        ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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