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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 4 May 2007 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on May 2 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra image release was issued on Apr 30 of the Sombrero galaxy (M104). The Chandra data show that diffuse X-ray emission extends over 60,000 light years from the center of the galaxy (the galaxy itself spans 50,000 light years across), suggesting that the extended X-ray emission may be the result of a wind from the galaxy, primarily being driven by supernovas that have exploded within its bulge and disk. For further details see:

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below.

IGR J1335+0710          ACIS-I       May 6
NGC 4689                ACIS-S       May 7
2050                    ACIS-S
Vega (4 obs)            HRC-S
Vega                    HRC-I
A2142                   ACIS-I
A2034                   ACIS-I
Radiation Belts
0509-67.5               ACIS-S       May 8
Centaurus A Jet         ACIS-I
0509-67.5               ACIS-S       May 9
Radiation Belts                      May 10
C-COSMOS6-1             ACIS-I
1913                    ACIS-S       May 11
HESS J1640-465          ACIS-I
GX 9+1                  ACIS-S/HETG
RX J1308.6+2127         ACIS-I       May 12
C-COSMOS6-1             ACIS-I
Radiation Belts
E3                      ACIS-S       May 13


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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