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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 10 December 2010 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Dec 8 describing observations of the region around the elliptical galaxy NGC 5813, the dominant central galaxy in a galaxy group located about 105 million light years away from Earth. The composite image of X-ray and optical data is an intergalactic "weather map," showing the range of temperatures across the group of galaxies. Regular outbursts generated by the supermassive black hole in NGC 5813 keep gas from cooling down enough to form stars. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2010/ngc5813/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of GGD 12-15 coordinated with Spitzer.

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IGRJ06552-1146 ACIS-I Dec 12 ProximaCen ACIS-S/HETG Dec 13 V380Ori ACIS-I Radiation Belts Dec 14 J080619.5+194927.3 ACIS-S Dec 15 2MASXJ11454045-1827 ACIS-S GGD12-15 ACIS-I G159.6+7.3 ACIS-I Dec 16 ArLac HRC-I 1FGLJ0254.2+5107 ACIS-I Dec 17 NGC6853 ACIS-S Radiation Belts CircinusGalaxy ACIS-S NGC2346 ACIS-S Dec 19

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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