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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 18 September 2009 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was completed on September 17 to update the on-board ephemeris.

A Chandra image release was issued on 14 September of the galaxy cluster Hydra A. The multiwavelength image provides evidence for powerful outbursts from the supermassive black hole in the galaxy at the center of the cluster. For further details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2009/hydra/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes a TOO observation of the source IGR J17511-3057.

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Radiation Belts                     Sep 21
RXJ1757.3+6631         ACIS-I
ISCS1017               ACIS-I
IGRJ17511-3057         ACIS-S/HETG  Sep 22
ISCS0890               ACIS-I
M15                    ACIS-S       Sep 23
Radiation Belts
BootesGroup23          ACIS-S       Sep 24
ArLac (21 obs)         HRC-I
SDSSJ1336+5453         ACIS-S       Sep 25
M31                    ACIS-I
SDSSJ223036.79-0006    ACIS-S
3C445                  ACIS-S/LETG
ArLac (21 obs)         HRC-S
Radiation Belts                     Sep 26
RXJ1757.3+6631         ACIS-I
PSRJ1537+1155          ACIS-S       Sep 27

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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