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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 29 July 2011 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra press release was issued on Jul 27 describing results from an observation of the galaxy NGC 3115, which contains a supermassive black hole at its center. The Chandra data has been used to clearly image hot gas as it falls toward this giant black hole. This is the first time that clear evidence for such a flow has been observed in any black hole. For details see: http://chandra.si.edu/press/11_releases/press_072711.html

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of IGR J17091-3624, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Jul 22, an observation of SWIFT J1822.3-1606, from a series which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Jul 20 an observation of XTE J1710-281 coordinated with RXTE.

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Abell1775              ACIS-S       Jul 31
         IGRJ17091-3624         ACIS-S/HETG  Aug  1
         Radiation Belts
         3C445                  ACIS-S/HETG  Aug  2
         SWIFTJ1822.3-1606      ACIS-S       Aug  4
         Radiation Belts
         XTEJ1710-281           ACIS-S/HETG
         NGC4649                ACIS-S       Aug  5
         A2204_Field1           ACIS-I       Aug  6
         Radiation Belts
         Abell1775              ACIS-S       Aug  7

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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