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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 12 September 2008 8.30am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Sep 11 of the galaxy cluster Abel 1689. This composite Chandra and HST image shows signs of merging activity but with a smooth X-ray appearance, unlike other merging systems such as the Bullet Cluster or MACS J0025.4-1222. For details see:

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

Bootes ACIS-S Sep 15 SDSSJ0900+3219 ACIS-S Radiation Belts AEGIS-3 ACIS-I Sep 16 H2356-309 HRC-S/LETG Sep 17 PKS0119-046 ACIS-S Sep 18 V1647Ori ACIS-I Radiation Belts AEGIS-3 ACIS-I Sep 19 4U1715-390 HRC-I H2356-309 HRC-S/LETG AXJ171715-3718 ACIS-S Sep 20 AEGIS-3 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Sep 21 AEGIS-3 ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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