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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 20 April 2012 9.00am EDT

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

Chandra passed through the twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth eclipses of the season on Apr 14, 16, and 19 respectively, with nominal power and thermal performance.

A Chandra image release was issued on Apr 17 describing observations of the Tarantula Nebula (30 Doradus). The new composite image of 30 Doradus contains data from Chandra, Hubble, and Spitzer. 30 Doradus is one of the largest star-forming regions located close to the Milky Way. This region contains thousands of young massive stars, making it an excellent place to study how stars are born. For details see: http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2012/30dor/

Of note this week was the release on Apr 17 of CXCDS 8.4.4 for standard processing, which includes support for the upcoming leap-second.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes observations of 1 MAXI J1305-704 and 1 Nova LMC 2012, which were accepted as Director's Discretionary Time TOOs on Apr 16 and 17 respectively and an observation of PKS2155-304 coordinated with XMM-Newton and Suzaku.



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NGC4552 ACIS-S Apr 23 NGC5080 ACIS-S SN1006W ACIS-I PSRJ1816-5643 ACIS-S Apr 24 Radiation Belts RXJ1622.7-2325_P2 ACIS-S Apr 25 NGC6302 ACIS-S SN1006CTR ACIS-I SN1006SE ACIS-I NovaLMC2012 HRC-S/LETG Apr 26 SN1006W ACIS-I Apr 27 Radiation Belts G243.57+67.76 ACIS-I HZ43 HRC-S/LETG Apr 28 SLJ1647.7+3455 ACIS-I PKS2155-304 ACIS-S/LETG SN1006N ACIS-I MAXIJ1305-704 ACIS-S/HETG Apr 29

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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