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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 14 November 2008 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Nov 13 of the elliptical galaxy M84. The composite X-ray, optical (SDSS) and radio (VLA) image shows a series of nested bubbles of hot gas that provides evidence for repeated outburst from the central black hole. The observations address a number of questions including why galaxies stop growing after reaching a certain mass. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2008/m84/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes observations of M31, M87 and NGC4051 coordinated with XMM, HST and Suzaku respectively.

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M31                    HRC-I        Nov 17
CXOXBJ143508.8+3503    ACIS-S
M87                    ACIS-S
NGC1068                ACIS-S/HETG  Nov 18
Radiation Belts
NGC7160                ACIS-I
NGC1068                ACIS-S/HETG  Nov 19
NGC4051                ACIS-S/HETG  Nov 20
NGC1068                ACIS-S/HETG
Radiation Belts                     Nov 21
NGC7160                ACIS-I
PSRJ1852+0040          ACIS-S
RCS0222+0144           ACIS-S       Nov 22
NGC7160                ACIS-I
NGC1068                ACIS-S/HETG
NGC7160                ACIS-I       Nov 23
NGC838                 ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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