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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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