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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 9 January 2009 9.30am EST

Happy New Year from the Chandra team.

During the last two weeks Chandra completed the observing schedule as planned.

A real-time procedure was executed on Jan 8 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra press release was issued on Jan 6 in conjunction with the American Astronomical Society meeting in Long Beach, CA, describing a new dynamic view of the supernova remnant, Cas A. A new movie of data from Chandra shows changes in time never seen before in this type of object. And, an unprecedented and dramatic three-dimensional visualization of the same remnant by a separate team has been released. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/09_releases/press_010609.html

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of Eta Carinae coordinated with Suzaku.

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1RXSJ184919.2+333310   ACIS-S       Jan 12
SDSSJ080117.79+5210    ACIS-S
DA240E                 ACIS-I
SNR 1987A              ACIS-S/HETG
BPPsc                  ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
SNR 1987A              ACIS-S/HETG  Jan 13
BPPsc                  ACIS-S
SDSSJ0906+0301         ACIS-S       Jan 14
SDSSJ1039+3947         ACIS-S
J1025+1402             ACIS-S
3C236C                 ACIS-I
SNR1987A               ACIS-S/HETG  Jan 15
Radiation Belts
Eta Carinae            ACIS-S       Jan 16
NGC 3227               HRC-S/LETG
SNR 1987A              ACIS-S/HETG  Jan 17
NGC3227                HRC-S/LETG
E0102-72 (2 obs)       ACIS-I

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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