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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 13 November 2009 9.00am EDT

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

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

A Chandra press release was issued on Nov 10 describing a never-before-seen view of the turbulent heart of our Milky Way galaxy. In celebration of this International Year of Astronomy, NASA is releasing images of the galactic center region as seen by its Great Observatories to more than 150 planetariums, museums, nature centers, libraries, and schools across the country. This event will commemorate the 400 years since Galileo first turned his telescope to the heavens in 1609. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/09_releases/press_111009.html

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below

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Radiation Belts                     Nov 15
M31                    HRC-I        Nov 16
S255/S257              ACIS-I
NGC4596                ACIS-S
Abell2199              ACIS-I       Nov 17
Abell2061              ACIS-I
1303-827               ACIS-S       Nov 18
Radiation Belts
RRLyr                  ACIS-S
Capella                ACIS-S/HETG  Nov 19
Abell2199              ACIS-I
Capella                HRC-S /LETG
S255/S257              ACIS-I       Nov 20
ZwCl5247               ACIS-I
Radiation Belts
GRB091020              ACIS-S       Nov 21
NGC6362                ACIS-S
2MASSJ19270649+0123    ACIS-S       Nov 22
M31                    ACIS-I

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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