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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 9 November 2012 9.00am EST

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Nov 7 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra image release was issued on Nov 7 describing observations of Cygnus OB2, a star cluster in the Milky Way that contains many hot, massive young stars. A deep Chandra observation of Cygnus OB2 has found almost 1,500 stars emitting X-rays. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of UZTauE_P3 coordinated with OVRO/CARMA and an observation of NGC 253 coordinated with the VLBA.

Radiation Belts                     Nov 12
         PLCKG266.6-27.3        ACIS-I
         IC3418                 ACIS-S
         G12-36                 ACIS-I
         G12-14                 ACIS-I       Nov 13
         UZTauE_P3              ACIS-S
         Haro9                  ACIS-S
         SDSSJ132231.86+2631    ACIS-S
         NGC6717                ACIS-S       Nov 14
         Radiation Belts
         Abell115               ACIS-I
         NGC253                 ACIS-I       Nov 16
         Abell115               ACIS-I
         IGRJ18490-0000         ACIS-S
         HD107148               ACIS-S
         Radiation Belts                     Nov 17
         PLCKG266.6-27.3        ACIS-I
         SPT-CLJ2148-6116       ACIS-I
         G12-63                 ACIS-I       Nov 18
         Z5699                  ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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