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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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