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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 2 July 2010 9.00am EDT

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to include observations of GRB100628 and Cir X-1 that were accepted as a Target of Opportunity on June 28 and 29 respectively. The replacement loads were uplinked on June 30. Planned observations of PGC1206166, SDSS J135920.99+5137, and SPT-CL 0552-5709 were impacted and will be rescheduled at a later date.

A Chandra image release was issued on June 30 of CID-42, an unusual object discovered in the Cosmic Evolution Survey. By combining data from Chandra and other telescopes, evidence is found for a recoiling black hole in the system. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below

HE0435-1223            ACIS-S       Jul  4
ChandraDeepField-S     ACIS-I       Jul  5
A1319                  ACIS-S
SBS1129+576            ACIS-S       Jul  6
Radiation Belts
AXJ183356-0822         ACIS-S
NGC6304                ACIS-I
PKS1934-63             ACIS-S       Jul  8
VelaPWN                ACIS-S
RXJ033340.22-391833.   ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                     Jul  9
ChandraDeepField-S     ACIS-I
PGC042596              ACIS-S       Jul 10
MKN421 (2 obs)         ACIS-S/LETG
MKN421                 HRC-S/LETG
Markarian231           ACIS-S       Jul 11
ChandraDeepField-S     ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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