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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 21 December 2012 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra press release was issued on Dec 18 describing results of observations of the brightest galaxies in a sample of 18 galaxy clusters, to target the largest black holes. The survey shows that at least ten of the black holes may weigh between 10 and 40 billion times the mass of the sun. Astronomers have dubbed these "ultramassive" black holes. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next two weeks is shown below and includes observations of Delta Ori coordinated with MOST

Radiation Belts Dec 24 DeltaOri ACIS-S/HETG SPT-CLJ2222-4834 ACIS-I Dec 26 Q2237+0305 ACIS-S Radiation Belts DeltaOri ACIS-S/HETG Dec 27 DeepField03 ACIS-I Dec 28 N158C ACIS-I Radiation Belts SPT-CLJ0142-5032 ACIS-I NGC2207/IC2163 ACIS-S Dec 30 RXJ0911+0551 ACIS-S SDSSJ085605.83+4505 ACIS-S IC2149 ACIS-S M31BHXN ACIS-I Dec 31 Vega HRC-I Vega HRC-S Haro3 ACIS-S SDSSJ081825.15+4729 ACIS-S Radiation Belts Jan 1 DHTau ACIS-S NGC0695 ACIS-S COSMOSLegacy ACIS-I DeepField05 ACIS-I Jan 2 COSMOSLegacy ACIS-I Jan 3 Radiation Belts SDSSJ083759.33+4414 ACIS-I Jan 4 Z8338 ACIS-I SPT-CLJ0555-6405 ACIS-I SPT-CLJ0200-4852 ACIS-I NGC0232 ACIS-S KS1947+300 ACIS-S Jan 5 2FGLJ2018.0+3626 ACIS-I NGC2518 ACIS-S SDSSJ1728+6035 ACIS-S PSRJ2028+3332 ACIS-S Q2237+0305 ACIS-S HAE291 ACIS-S Jan 6


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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