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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 6 February 2009 7.00am EST

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Feb 4 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra image release was issued on Jan 30 of the nearby galaxy Centaurus A. The multi-wavelength image shows jets and lobes powered by the central black hole in X-ray (Chandra), submillimeter (APEX) and visible light from the Max-Planck/ESO 2.2 m telescope. The combined image shows the X-ray jet extending for 13,000 light years, material moving at half the speed of light, and the dust lane and background stars. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of NGC 4051 coordinated with the VLA.

Radiation Belts Feb 8 DDO165 ACIS-S PG1115+080 ACIS-S Feb 9 HD103095 ACIS-S SDSSJ1136+0713 ACIS-S SDSSJ1007+3800 ACIS-S NGC6127 ACIS-S NGC6453 ACIS-S GX5-1 ACIS-S/HETG Feb 10 AXJ180857-2004 ACIS-S G9.95-0.81 ACIS-I SDSSJ104603.17+0719 ACIS-S DDO165 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Feb 11 NGC3656 ACIS-S SDSSJ105353+520031 ACIS-S Feb 12 0730+257 ACIS-S NGC499 ACIS-S 3CRR181 ACIS-S NGC4051 ACIS-S FIRSTJ113544.7+0648 ACIS-I Feb 13 SDSSJ1128-0114 ACIS-S SDSSJ1545+5555 ACIS-S AXJ183116-1008 ACIS-S AXJ183345-0828 ACIS-S Radiation Belts RXJ0720-3125 HRC-S/LETG Feb 14 A644 ACIS-I SDSSJ1158+1235 ACIS-S A644 ACIS-I SPT-CL0528-5300 ACIS-I A644 (2 obs) ACIS-I Feb 15 SDSSJ1718+5953 ACIS-S AXJ194332+2323 ACIS-S AXJ182509-1253 ACIS-S AXJ182651-1206 ACIS-S 4U1807-10 HRC-I PKS1839-48 ACIS-S Terzan9 ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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