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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 4 February 2005 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra press release was made on Feb 5 describing the discovery of two huge intergalactic clouds of diffuse hot gas. These clouds are the best evidence yet that a vast cosmic web of hot gas contains the long-sought missing matter - about half of the atoms and ions in the Universe. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/05_releases/press_020205.html

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of GX13+1 coordinated with RXTE.

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PSR B1509-58           ACIS-I       Feb 7
SDSS J102214.77+02     ACIS-S
NGC 3351               ACIS-S       Feb 8
40 LMi                 ACIS-I
2MASS 111354+12443     ACIS-S
GX13+1                 HRC-I
SGR 1806-20            ACIS-S
SGR 1806-20            ACIS-I       Feb 9
Radiation Belts
The Crab Nebula        ACIS-S/HETG  Feb 10
F UMa                  ACIS-I
AR Lac (21 obs)        HRC-S
NGC3898                ACIS-S
NGC 4342               ACIS-S       Feb 11
AX J1228.4+1300        ACIS-S
MACS1427.2+4407        ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                     Feb 12
1249+3038              ACIS-S
DLS J0514-4904         ACIS-I       Feb 13
MS 0116.3-0115         ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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