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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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