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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 5 February 2010 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Feb 3 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra press release was issued on Feb 3 describing an observation that shows the first clear evidence of a binary quasar within a pair of actively merging galaxies. The Chandra image of SDSS J1254+0846 shows a pair of quasars, located about 4.6 billion light years away, that are separated on the sky by only about 70 thousand light years. An optical image from the Baade-Magellan telescope in Chile shows tidal tails (gravitational-stripped streamers of stars and gas) fanning out from the two colliding galaxies. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/10_releases/press_020310.html

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below.

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Radiation Belts                     Feb  8
CygnusOB2              ACIS-I
XTEJ1752-223           ACIS-S/HETG
RXJ1131-1231           ACIS-S       Feb  9
HE1104-1805            ACIS-S
NGC2992                ACIS-S/HETG
Radiation Belts                     Feb 10
IC10                   ACIS-S       Feb 11
CygnusOB2 (4 obs)      ACIS-I
NGC7096                ACIS-S       Feb 13
NGC2992                ACIS-S/HETG
Radiation Belts
CygnusOB2              ACIS-I
0FGLJ1821.4-1444       ACIS-I       Feb 14
PGC1217593             ACIS-S
SDSSJ144052.60-0235    ACIS-S
PG1115+080             ACIS-S
NGC2992                ACIS-S/HETG

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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