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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 16 November 2012 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Nov 15 describing observations of Abell 30 (a.k.a. A30), a planetary nebula located about 5500 light years from Earth. A planetary nebula is formed in the late stage of the evolution of a sun-like star. The evolution of A30 stalled and then started up again, so the planetary nebula was reborn, a special, rarely-seen phase of evolution. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below

RXJ1131-1231 ACIS-S Nov 18 SDSSJ1303+3219 ACIS-S Nov 19 PSRJ0358+5413 ACIS-I HS2237+8154 ACIS-S SDSSJ1407+2418 ACIS-S IC4687/6 ACIS-S Radiation Belts NGC7000Pointing1 ACIS-I Nov 20 G345.40-39.34 ACIS-I SDSSJ2124-0741 ACIS-S NGC660 ACIS-S HE0141-3932 ACIS-S Nov 21 PLCKG266.6-27.3 ACIS-I NGC1614 ACIS-S PSRJ0358+5413 ACIS-I NGC7000Pointing1 ACIS-I PSRJ0358+5413 ACIS-I Nov 22 MCG+12-02-001 ACIS-S Radiation Belts PLCKG266.6-27.3 ACIS-I CGCG043-099 ACIS-S Nov 23 COSMOSLegacy ACIS-I WFIJ2033-4723 ACIS-S NGC660 ACIS-S GMBCGJ030.12745+00. ACIS-I G345.40-39.34 ACIS-I Nov 24 GMBCGJ047.34623-00. ACIS-I ESO550-IG025 ACIS-S PLCKG266.6-27.3 ACIS-I PHL1811 ACIS-S CGCG436-030 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Nov 25 COSMOSLegacy ACIS-I CentaurusCluster(2obs) ACIS-I COSMOSLegacy ACIS-I CentaurusCluster(2obs) ACIS-I Nov 26


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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