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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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