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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 30 January 2009 9.00am EST

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

A real-time procedure was completed on Jan 26 to update the on-board ephemeris.

A flight software patch was uplinked on Jan 30 to update the telescope thermal health check threshold. The update is in response to increasing temperatures due to degradation of the Observatory's thermal covers during the mission.

A Chandra image release was issued on Jan 27 from a new study of NGC 604, the largest region of star formation in the nearby galaxy M33. The image provides the first deep, high-resolution view of the region in X-rays. The composite Chandra (X-ray) and HST (optical) image shows a divided neighborhood where some 200 hot, young, massive stars reside. For further details, see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2009/n604/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes a followup observation of the TOO 1E1547.0-5408.

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SDSSJ105904.68+1210 ACIS-S Feb 1 SDSSJ1045+0420 ACIS-S GBS5-10 (2 obs) ACIS-I GBS3-10 (2 obs) ACIS-I GBS9-10 (3 obs) ACIS-I GBS6-10 ACIS-I SPT-CL0547-5345 ACIS-I 1RXSJ005807.5-460420 ACIS-S Feb 2 Berkeley87 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Feb 3 Eta Carinae ACIS-S GBS3-10 (7 obs) ACIS-I GBS6-10 (7 obs) ACIS-I SPT-CL0547-5345 ACIS-I Feb 4 GBS1-10 (5 obs) ACIS-I GBS5-10 (5 obs) ACIS-I NGC6517 ACIS-S NGC499 ACIS-S GRB090102 ACIS-S NGC499 ACIS-S Feb 5 PKS0043-42 ACIS-S Radiation Belts IGRJ17461-2204 ACIS-I Feb 6 IGRJ17354-3255 ACIS-I IGRJ17507-2647 ACIS-I NGC6401 ACIS-S 1E1547.0-5408 ACIS-S AXJ172642-3504 ACIS-S AXJ172550-3533 ACIS-S FSR1767 ACIS-S 0748+126 ACIS-S Feb 7 GRB090102 ACIS-S NGC499 ACIS-S M31 ACIS-I GBS1-10 (6 obs) ACIS-I GBS3-10 (5 obs) ACIS-I GBS5-10 (5 obs) ACIS-I NGC6558 ACIS-S Feb 8 AXJ171922-3703 ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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