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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 15 June 2007 10.00am EDT

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to include a 10 Ks HETG/ACIS-S observation of Swift J195509.6+2614. The source was accepted as a fast turn-around Target Of Opportunity (TOO) on Jun 12 and loads were replanned and uplinked on Jun 14. The observation was accommodated by deleting observations of AX J184400-0355 and NGC 6826 and inserting observations of IC 5063, NGC 1325A and SDSS J101108.40+002. The deleted observations will be rescheduled in a future load.

A Chandra image release was issued on Jun 13 of the supernova remnant N132D. The composite X-ray and infrared (Spitzer) data show the supernova shock interacting with the surrounding cooler dust grains. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/n132d/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes coordinated observations of M31 with HST, SGR 1900+14 with RXTE and of Abell 3667 with the optical ground-based VLT telescope.

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NGC 991 ACIS-I Jun 17 SDSS J015716.92-0053 ACIS-S M31 ACIS-I Jun 18 IRAS F19297-0406 ACIS-S FLS2 ACIS-I Radiation Belts NGC 2808 ACIS-I Jun 19 RCW 86 NE ACIS-S Jun 20 Alpha Centauri HRC-I AX J162208-5005 ACIS-S AX J155331-5347 ACIS-S AX J154122-5522 ACIS-S Jun 21 NGC 2808 ACIS-I ESO 069-IG006 ACIS-S Radiation Belts LHA 120-N 11 ACIS-I Jun 22 NGC6397 ACIS-S Abell 3667 ACIS-I Jun 23 SGR 1900+14 ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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