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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 15 May 2009 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on 14 May of the galaxy 3C305. The multiwavelength image provides insight into the source of the X-ray emission as either jets from the central super-massive black hole interacting with interstellar gas in the galaxy, or radiation from regions close to the black hole heating the gas. For further details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2009/3c305/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of Sgr A* coordinated with ground-based observatories.

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Radiation Belts May 17 KS1731-260 ACIS-S Sgr A* ACIS-I May 18 KS1731-260 ACIS-S May 19 Radiation Belts May 20 G340.6+0.3 ACIS-I G350.1-0.3 ACIS-S May 21 NGC7771 ACIS-S May 22 Radiation Belts F00456-2904 ACIS-S XTEJ1701-462 ACIS-S May 23 NGC6099 ACIS-I 3CRR469.1 ACIS-S May 24 RCS2150-0442 ACIS-S GX5-1 ACIS-S/HETG 2MASXJ17544125-6054 ACIS-I May 25

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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