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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 17 September 2010 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra press release was issued on Sep 14 describing observations of BP Piscium (BP Psc). BP Psc appears to be a more evolved version of our Sun, but with a dusty and gaseous disk surrounding it. A pair of jets several light years long blasting out of the system in opposite directions has also been seen in optical data. While the disk and jets are characteristics of a very young star, several clues -- including the new results from Chandra -- suggest that BP Psc is not what it originally appeared to be. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/10_releases/press_091410.html

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of XTE J1728-295, which was accepted as a target of opportunity on Sep 14 and an observation of Ceph C coordinated with Spitzer.

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A2426 ACIS-I Sep 20 3C449 ACIS-S J223656.5-221321 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Sep 21 CephC ACIS-I SDSSJ1125+5028 ACIS-S NGC5614 ACIS-S Sep 22 XTEJ1728-295 HRC-S NGC3201 ACIS-S SDSSJ130802.04+5538 ACIS-S Sep 23 SDSS1004+4112 ACIS-S Radiation Belts NGC300 ACIS-I Sep 24 A2415 ACIS-I M31 ACIS-I Sep 25 ArLac (21 obs) HRC-I ArLac (21 obs) HRC-S C4-DR5-3843 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Sep 26 J2222-0137 ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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