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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 13 August 2004 9.30am EDT

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

An image release was made on Aug 13 of the galaxy cluster Abell 2125 that reveals a complex of several massive multimillion-degree-Celsius gas clouds in the process of merging. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2004/a2125/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of the Target of Opportunity 4U 1630-472 coordinated with the VLA, RXTE and INTEGRAL.

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Radiation Belts Aug 16 LBQS 0054+0200 ACIS-S SCULPTOR DWARF SPH ACIS-S Aug 17 GRB 040812 ACIS-S 1E0657-56 ACIS-S NGC4697 ACIS-S Aug 18 F1345-3363 ACIS-S Radiation Belts 1E0657-56 ACIS-I Aug 19 Abell 3921 ACIS-I MS30.7_off ACIS-S Aug 20 Radiation Belts Aug 21 GRB 040812 ACIS-S Aug 22 4U 1630-472 ACIS-S/HETG RX J0720.4-3125 ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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