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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 10 September 2010 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was completed on Sep 10 to update the on-board ephemeris.

A Chandra image release was issued on Sep 8 of the Rosette Nebula, a star-forming region about 5,000 light years from Earth. The composite image combines X-ray data from Chandra with optical data from the Digitized Sky Survey and the Kitt Peak National Observatory. The X-rays reveal hundreds of young stars in the central cluster and fainter clusters on either side. The optical data show large areas of gas and dust, including giant pillars that remain behind after intense radiation from massive stars has eroded the more diffuse gas. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes several observations of 1H0707-495 coordinated with XMM.

3C449 ACIS-S Sep 14 RXJ104723.37+540412. ACIS-S 1H0707-495 ACIS-S/HETG Sep 15 MACSJ0140.0-0555 ACIS-I Radiation Belts ACTJ0616-5227 ACIS-I Sep 16 NGC5831 ACIS-S CentaurusA ACIS-I ACTJ0616-5227 ACIS-I Mrk573 ACIS-S 1H0707-495 ACIS-S/HETG Sep 17 Mrk573 ACIS-S SPT-CL0528-5300 ACIS-I Sep 18 Radiation Belts SPT-CL0528-5300 ACIS-I 1H0707-495 ACIS-S/HETG Sep 19 Mrk573 ACIS-S A2445 ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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