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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 23 December 2011 9.00am EST

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Dec 22 to update the on-board ephemeris.

A Chandra image release was issued on Dec 20 describing observations of SXP 1062, a pulsar within a supernova remnant in the Small Magellanic Cloud. X-rays from Chandra and XMM-Newton show that the pulsar is rotating remarkably slowly - only once every 18 minutes. For details see: http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2011/sxp1062/

The schedule of targets for the next two weeks is shown below and includes an observation of GRB111215A, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Dec 16.



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Radiation Belts Dec 25 S26inNGC7793 ACIS-S 1FGLJ1954.3+2836 ACIS-I Dec 26 LHS26 ACIS-S Capella HRC-S/LETG NGC7000Pointing2 ACIS-I Q2237+0305 ACIS-S Dec 27 UZTauE_P1 ACIS-S Radiation Belts GRB111215A ACIS-S Dec 28 M83 ACIS-S AlphaCentauri HRC-I Dec 29 SDSSJ160918.93+0824 ACIS-S SDSSJ085053.12+4451 ACIS-S Capella ACIS-S/HETG RXJ0334.2-0111 ACIS-I PSRJ2235+1506 ACIS-S Dec 30 Radiation Belts S26inNGC7793 ACIS-S SPT-CLJ2259-6057 ACIS-I Dec 31 Parenago523_P2 ACIS-S J0840+1818 ACIS-S G111-72 ACIS-S Jan 1 SDSSJ0745+4734 ACIS-S Parenago523_P1 ACIS-S RXJ0334.2-0111 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Jan 2 3C314.1 ACIS-S IC4593 ACIS-S SDSSJ0828+2654 ACIS-S Jan 3 NGC4861 ACIS-I NGC5927 ACIS-S 3c187 ACIS-S Jan 4 GJ176 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Jan 5 SPT-CLJ0058-6145 ACIS-I SPT-CLJ2232-6000 ACIS-I SPT-CLJ2233-5339 ACIS-I Jan 6 ACTJ0245-5302 ACIS-I 2MASXJ16311554+2352 ACIS-S HD178911B ACIS-S 3C223 ACIS-S SDSSJ0907+1056 ACIS-S Jan 7 UZTauE_P2 ACIS-S Radiation Belts SPT-CLJ0151-5954 ACIS-I

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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