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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 25 May 2007 8.00am EDT

Operations CXO Status Report, Friday 25 May 2007, 8.00am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on May 22 that provides a new look at the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way. In the composite X-ray and optical image, hot, X-ray bright gas is seen to envelop the central region of Andromeda. Point sources are also prominent, mostly from pairs of stars that are interacting with each other. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/m31/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes two observations of the center of M31 coordinated with HST.

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AXJ183800-0655 HRC-I May 27 Ross 154 HRC-I Radiation Belts May 28 LHA 120-N 11 ACIS-I May 29 Centaurus A Jet ACIS-I ESO 60-IG016 ACIS-S May 31 Radiation Belts C-COSMOS1-1 ACIS-I NGC2563-P13 ACIS-I Jun 1 1RXS J092418.0-314 HRC-I ESO 137-006 ACIS-S AX J183607-0756 ACIS-S Jun 2 M31-Center (2 obs) ACIS-I Radiation Belts 4C52.37 ACIS-S Jun 3

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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