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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 28 November 2008 8.30am EST

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

A Chandra image release was issued on 24 Nov of the galaxy M101. The image is one of the longest exposures ever obtained of a spiral galaxy in X-rays, and will allow astronomers to establish a detailed X-ray profile of a galaxy similar to our own Milky Way. For further details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/phot/2008/m101/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes observations of NGC 1068 coordinated with the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA).

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A3532 ACIS-I Nov 30 SDSSJ0740+2926 ACIS-S NGC 1068 ACIS-S/HETG GF9-2 ACIS-I Radiation Belts SDSSJ034222.54-0557 ACIS-S Dec 2 DENIS-PJ0255.0-4700 ACIS-S Sombrero ACIS-I NGC 1068 ACIS-S/HETG Dec 3 Radiation Belts Dec 4 DENIS-PJ0255.0-4700 ACIS-S Abell 2009 ACIS-I 3C61.1 ACIS-S Dec 5 NGC 1068 ACIS-S/HETG SDSSJ031654.91-00023 ACIS-I Dec 6 51Peg ACIS-S 51Peg HRC-I G46.8-0.3 ACIS-I SDSSJ151451.77+3116 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Dec 7 M31 HRC-I

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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