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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 10 April 2009 9.00am EDT

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

On April 3, the Chandra team participated in the webcast event, "80 Telescopes Around the World", as part of the International Year of Astronomy "100 Hours of Astronomy" (see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/09_releases/press_040209.html). A Chandra image release was issued in conjunction with the webcast showing the pulsar wind nebula associated with the pulsar B1509-58. For details and to see the unusual "hand-like" image, go to: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2009/b1509/

Of note last week was the Chandra User Committee meeting held at the CXC on Apr 6-7.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of M82ULX coordinated with XMM-Newton.

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Radiation Belts Apr 12 GRB090404 ACIS-S Apr 13 Tycho's SNR (2 obs) ACIS-I Radiation Belts Apr 15 Tycho's SNR ACIS-I CepB sub-cluster ACIS-I Apr 16 HD135344 ACIS-S CGCG049-057 ACIS-S Apr 17 M82ULX ACIS-S Tycho's SNR ACIS-I Radiation Belts Apr 18 SN2009bb ACIS-S GRB090407 ACIS-S Tycho's SNR ACIS-I

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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