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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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