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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 24 December 2004 7.00am EST

Operations CXO Status Report, 24 December 2004, 7.00am EST

The next report is planned for 7 January following the holiday. A Happy Holiday and New Year to everyone from the entire Chandra Team!

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

Real-time procedures were completed on 17 December to update the on-board ephemeris and on 22 December to perform an OBC memory dump. An aspect camera dark current calibration occurred on Dec 24.

Of note last week was the release of the Chandra Cycle 7 Call For Proposals on 15 December with a proposal deadline of 15 March 2005.

A Chandra image release was made on 23 December of a montage showing three clusters of bright, young stars in X-ray and infrared light that lie in the direction of the center of the Galaxy. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2004/db/

The schedule of targets for the next two weeks is shown below and includes observations of M31 coordinated with the VLA.

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M31* HRC-I Dec 27 V710 Tau ACIS-S S4 0714+45 ACIS-S M31* HRC-I ET Tau ACIS-S Dec 28 SDSS J095929.89+63 ACIS-S SDSS J090924.01+00 ACIS-S PSR B1509-58 ACIS-I SDSS J1623+3112 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Dec 29 Sculptor Dwarf ACIS-S M101 ACIS-S NGC5328 ACIS-S Dec 30 RCS2112.3-6326 ACIS-S RCW89 ACIS-S Dec 31 RXCJ2251.7-3206 ACIS-S Radiation Belts M101 ACIS-S IGR J00291+5934 ACIS-S SDSS J1004+4112 ACIS-S NGC2832 ACIS-I Jan 1 HR 4794 ACIS-I Cir X-1 ACIS-S/HETG MACSJ1105.7-1014 ACIS-I Jan 2 Radiation Belts FIRST J093949.6+41 ACIS-S Jan 3 W3 Main IRS5 ACIS-I HR 932 ACIS-I GK Tau ACIS-S FS Aur ACIS-S cl1002+6858 ACIS-I Jan 4 PG 1004+130 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Jan 5 GK Tau ACIS-S cl0521-2530 ACIS-I NGC766 ACIS-S Jan 6 HD 209750 HRC-I 3C 432 ACIS-S GK Tau ACIS-S MACSJ0451.9+0006 ACIS-I Jan 7 MACSJ0553.4-3342 ACIS-I SDSS J094310.12+6045 ACIS-S Radiation Belts SNR1987A ACIS-S Jan 8 GK Tau ACIS-S Sculptor Dwarf ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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