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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 3 September 2010 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was completed on Aug 27 to update the on-board ephemeris. A second real-time procedure was executed on Sep 1 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra image release was issued on Aug 30 of the northern part of the galaxy cluster Abell 1758. The composite image of X-ray data from Chandra, radio data from the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope, and optical data from the Digitized Sky Survey shows the effect of a collision between two small galaxy clusters. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2010/a1758/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of ESO 243-49 HLX-1 that was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time TOO on Sep 1, an observation of 1H0707-495 coordinated with XMM, and an observation of NGC 5408 X-1 coordinated with HST.

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PSRB0906-49 ACIS-I Sep 6 ESO243-49HLX-1 ACIS-S LGG027 ACIS-I Sep 7 Abell133B ACIS-I Radiation Belts Sep 8 A98ss ACIS-I Abell2146 ACIS-I A1914_Field1 ACIS-I Sep 9 UGC08327 ACIS-S PGC1210284 ACIS-S PGC1242097 ACIS-S PGC1179083 ACIS-S Abell1930 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Sep 10 Abell2146 ACIS-I SDSSJ145944.77+02075 ACIS-S Sep 11 NGC7016 ACIS-I NGC5408X-1 ACIS-S Sep 12 1H0707-495 ACIS-S/HETG Radiation Belts Sep 13 GRB100816A ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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