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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 7 December 2012 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Dec 6 describing NGC 922, a system at a distance of 157 million light years which was formed by the collision between two galaxies. This system was observed with Chandra in order to learn about the formation of stellar-mass black holes and understand the dependence on galaxy metallicity. Interestingly, the observation results disagree with standard theoretical predictions that the black hole formation rate should decrease with higher metallicity. For more details see:

A real-time procedure was executed on Dec 5 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

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

PSRJ1816+45 ACIS-S Dec 9 SGR0501+4516 ACIS-S Arp143 ACIS-S Dec 10 COSMOSLegacy ACIS-I Radiation Belts PSRJ0821-4300 ACIS-S Dec 11 RXJ1347.5-1145 ACIS-I RXJ1131-1231 ACIS-S Dec 12 M87 ACIS-S J0811+2328 ACIS-S IRASF06076-2139 ACIS-S ALPHACEN HRC-I PSRJ1429-5911 ACIS-S 2QZJ2154-3056 ACIS-S Dec 13 IRAS20351+2521 ACIS-S Radiation Belts COSMOSLegacy ACIS-I PSRJ1231-1411 ACIS-I Dec 14 PSRB1919+21 ACIS-I PSRJ0358+5413 ACIS-I SDSSJ154107.82+2036 ACIS-S Dec 15 COSMOSLegacy ACIS-I GMBCGJ215.98479+04. ACIS-I GMBCGJ219.69392+06. ACIS-I Dec 16 SDSSJ1411+1402 ACIS-S Radiation Belts COSMOSLegacy ACIS-I IC1024 ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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