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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 30 November 2012 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra press release was issued on Nov 28 describing a Chandra observation of GB 1428+4217, a quasar which has a powerful X-ray and radio jet associated with it. At a distance of 12.4 billion light years this is the most distant known X-ray jet. It is argued that the brightness of the X-ray jet favors an emission mechanism where jet electrons are colliding with photons from the cosmic microwave background and boosting them to X-ray energies. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of Parenago523_P3 coordinated with OVRO/CARMA.

Radiation Belts Dec 3 COSMOSLegacy ACIS-I LHS353 ACIS-S NovaMon2012 HRC-S LETG 2FGLJ0934.0-6231 ACIS-S Dec 4 Parenago523_P3 ACIS-S SPT-CLJ2306-6505 ACIS-I GJ4073 ACIS-S Dec 5 SDSSJ144804.17+1825 ACIS-S SDSSJ1417+0733 ACIS-S Radiation Belts COSMOSLegacy ACIS-I SPT-CLJ2245-6207 ACIS-I Dec 6 G184-31 ACIS-S 3C130 ACIS-S SDSSJ1629+2532 ACIS-S Dec 7 COSMOSLegacy ACIS-I SDSSJ1330-0036 ACIS-S GJ4281 ACIS-S Dec 8 Radiation Belts COSMOSLegacy ACIS-I SDSSJ1429+3859 ACIS-S NGC1501 ACIS-S M31BHXN ACIS-I Dec 9 SPT-CLJ2135-5726 ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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