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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 28 August 2015 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Aug 26 describing observations of the galaxy cluster Abell 1033. This system contains the collision of two galaxy clusters located about 1.6 billion light years from Earth. The collision re-energized a regeneration of vast clouds of high-energy particles that primarily radiate at radio frequencies. Understanding how galaxy clusters grow over time, including through collisions, is important for cosmology. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of SDSS J0040+0059 coordinated with a ground-based observatory.

G1.9+0.3 ACIS-S Aug 31 RXCJ0041.0-4428 ACIS-I Radiation Belts Sep 1 G1.9+0.3 ACIS-S SDSSJ114816.64+5251 ACIS-S Sep 2 CygnusA-EHotspot ACIS-I Sep 3 SDSSJ0040+0059 ACIS-S Radiation Belts 3C15 ACIS-S Sep 4 UDS ACIS-I Sep 5 Radiation Belts Sep 6


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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