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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: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/sombrero/

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below.

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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

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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