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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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