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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 14 January 2005 9.00am EST

During the last two weeks Chandra completed the observing schedule as planned.

Chandra passed through the first eclipse of the 2005 winter season on Jan 12 with nominal power and thermal performance. A real-time procedure was executed on Jan 11 to execute SCS 29 in preparation for the the first eclipse.

A Chandra press release was made on Jan 11 describing observations that indicate a swarm of 10,000 or more black holes may be orbiting the Milky Way's supermassive black hole. This would represent the highest concentration of black holes anywhere in the Galaxy. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/05_releases/press_011005.html

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of SDSS J0002+2550 coordinated with ground observatories.

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Radiation Belts Jan 16 The Crab Nebula ACIS-S/HETG NGC 3412 ACIS-S M87 ACIS-S Hercules A ACIS-S NGC 3351 ACIS-S Jan 17 Radiation Belts Jan 18 PSR J0437-4715 ACIS-S cl0926+1242 ACIS-I Jan 19 6C 0905+3955 ACIS-S GD356 ACIS-S MACS0011.7-1523 ACIS-I Jan 20 Radiation Belts SDSSJ0924+0219 ACIS-S Jan 21 RX J0720.4-3125 HRC-S/LETG NGC3209 ACIS-S Jan 22 MACSJ1006.9+3200 ACIS-I Jan 23 HZ43 HRC-I/LETG SDSS J0002+2550 ACIS-S SDSS J002133.27+00 ACIS-S RCW103 ACIS-I

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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