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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 11 February 2011 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Feb 9 describing observations of Arp 147, a spiral galaxy that collided with an elliptical galaxy, triggering a wave of star formation. Many of these newly-born massive stars raced through their lives and ended with supernova explosions, some as black holes. A ring of these black holes can be seen in the Chandra data around the spiral galaxy. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2011/arp147/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of 1 HESS J0632+057 which was accepted as Director's Discretionary Time TOO on Feb 9, an observation of CXOGClb J174804.8-244648, which was accepted as Director's Discretionary Time TOO on Jan 24, and a follow-up DDT TOO observation of the Crab.

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Radiation Belts Feb 13 HESSJ0632+057 ACIS-S 0810+077 ACIS-S Feb 14 NGC4472 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Feb 16 M31 ACIS-I Crab ACIS-S MKN421 ACIS-S/LETG M31 HRC-I Feb 17 CXOGClbJ174804.8-24 ACIS-S GX13+1 ACIS-S/HETG NGC4342 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Feb 18 ACTJ0438-5419 ACIS-I Feb 19 NGC6445 ACIS-S Protoclusteratz1. ACIS-S NGC4178 ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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