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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 18 February 2005 9.00am EST

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

A real-time procedure was completed on February 11 to update the on-board ephemeris.

A Chandra press release was made on Feb 15 describing results from the best black hole survey to date made with Chandra. The results indicate that the very largest black holes reach a certain point and then grow no more. The release also describes the discovery of many previously hidden black holes that are well below their weight limit. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/05_releases/press_021505.html

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below.

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cl0926+1242            ACIS-I       Feb 20
M31*                   HRC-I        Feb 21
B1152+199              ACIS-S       Feb 22
Cygnus A               ACIS-I
Radiation Belts
Cygnus A               ACIS-I       Feb 23
PSR B1133+16           ACIS-S
SDSSJ0924+0219         ACIS-S
M81*                   ACIS-S/HETG  Feb 24
1H 1905+000            ACIS-S
Cygnus A               ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                     Feb 25
G21.5-09 (2 obs)       ACIS-I
G21.5-09               ACIS-S       Feb 26
G21.5-09               HRC-I
B1152+199              ACIS-S
NGC 4473               ACIS-S
Sgr A*                 ACIS-I       Feb 27
SDSS J124035.81-00     ACIS-S
NGC4104                ACIS-I
AX J1241.3+3501        ACIS-S
XTE J1118+480          ACIS-S/HETG
RX J193214.6+30074     ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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