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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 13 February 2009 9.00am EST

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

A real-time procedure was completed on Feb 11 to update the on-board ephemeris.

A Chandra press release was issued on Feb 10 of a composite Chandra, Hubble and Spitzer image of the spiral galaxy Messier 101. The image was released as a Great Observatories contribution to mark the International Year of Astronomy. For the spectacular image and further details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/09_releases/press_021009.html

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below.

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Radiation Belts Feb 16 E0102-72[I0 ACIS-I M31 HRC-I G21.5-09 HRC-I Feb 17 E0102-72 ACIS-I A754_EAST ACIS-I T6/SZCha ACIS-I Feb 18 MACSJ1147.3-1252 ACIS-I Feb 19 J1718-3718 ACIS-S AXJ182530-1144 ACIS-S SDSSJ123410-022802 ACIS-S Feb 20 0805+046 ACIS-S 1RXSJ020619.4-440044 ACIS-S PSRJ1852+0040 ACIS-S NGC4418 ACIS-S M87 ACIS-S 1RXSJ122308.4+110054 ACIS-S Feb 21 NGC6355 ACIS-S 1RXSJ013237.7-461231 ACIS-S AXJ184741-0219 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Abell2187 ACIS-I Feb 22 1227+119 ACIS-I AXJ185643+0220 ACIS-S PMNJ0235-1805 ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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