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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 4 July 2014 8.30am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Jul 2 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra image release was issued on Jul 2 describing observations of NGC 4258, also known as Messier 106, a spiral galaxy that is located about 23 million light years from Earth. NGC 4258 is well known to astronomers for having "anomalous" arms that are not aligned with the plane of the galaxy, but rather intersect with it. Researchers are trying to understand how the giant black hole in the center of NGC 4258 is affecting the rest of the galaxy. For details see: http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2014/m106/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of SXP 10622, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Jun 3 and is coordinated with Swift



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NGC1399 ACIS-S Jul 6 Mkn766 ACIS-S/HETG Jul 7 OphiuchusCluster ACIS-I Radiation Belts SXP1062 ACIS-I Jul 8 Mkn766 ACIS-S/HETG 4U1626-67 HRC-S/LETG Jul 10 Radiation Belts 4U1626-67 HRC-S/LETG OphiuchusCluster ACIS-I Jul 11 RXJ1131-1231 ACIS-S Jul 12 3C390.3 ACIS-S/HETG SDSS2210+1137 ACIS-S OphiuchusCluster ACIS-I Radiation Belts Jul 13 OphiuchusCluster ACIS-I 4U1626-67 HRC-S/LETG

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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