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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 8 August 2008 7.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Aug 7 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra image release was issued on Aug 5 of M87, the largest galaxy in the Virgo cluster of galaxies. The composite image of visible (or optical), radio, and X-ray data shows that bright jets, moving at close to the speed of light, are seen at all wavelengths coming from the massive black hole at the center of the galaxy. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2008/m87/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below.

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NGC 6626 ACIS-S Aug 11 RXCJ0105.5-2439 ACIS-I Abell 2537 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Aug 12 Carina Clusters Pt ACIS-I Aug 13 Sombrero ACIS-I cl1349+4918 Aug 14 Radiation Belts Aug 15 PSR B1957+20 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Aug 17

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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