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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 12 May 2006 8.00am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on May 10 of the planetary nebulae Mz 3, BD+30-3639, Hen 3-1475, and NGC 7027. The composite images include data from Chandra, Hubble and optical telescopes. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/pne/

Of note last week was the site visit to the CXC by the NRC committee on Astronomy Science Centers.

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below and includes an observation of GX 340+0 coordinated with RXTE and the VLA.

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M81                    ACIS-S/HETG   May 14
NGC 0014               ACIS-S
1RXS J003413.7-010     ACIS-S
HD 169142              ACIS-S
PSR J1524-5625         ACIS-S
2M1101-7732            ACIS-S        May 15
Radiation Belts
1RXS J171824.2-402     HRC-S         May 16
NGC 6240               ACIS-S/HETG
Radiation Belts                      May 18
cl0405-4100            ACIS-I
GX 340+0               ACIS-S/HETG   May 19
NGC 5253               ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                      May 20
M87                    ACIS-S        May 21
NGC 3239               ACIS-S
AM 0545-453            ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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