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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 29 September 2006 9.00am EDT

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to include an observation of CXO J164710.2-455216 that was accepted as a fast turn-around Target Of Opportunity (TOO) on September 22. Loads were replanned and uplinked on September 25. As a result of the replan, an observation of G13.9-0.0 was added to the schedule and an observation of HESS J1713-381 was impacted and will be rescheduled in a later load.

A Chandra press release was issued on 27 September describing observations of the HII region NGC 3576, a cluster of point-like X-ray sources, some of which are massive young stars that are shredding the cloud of gas from which they formed. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2006/ngc3576/

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below.

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IGR J17497-2821         ACIS-S/HETG  Oct 1
CXO J164710.2-4552      ACIS-S  
G292.0+1.8              ACIS-I       Oct 2
Radiation Belts
NGC 1156                ACIS-S       Oct 3
NGC 0855                ACIS-S
G292.0+1.8              ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                      Oct 5
B2224+65                ACIS-S  
Abell 1995 Field 2      ACIS-I       Oct 6
CTB 37A                 ACIS-I       Oct 7
G292.0+1.8              ACIS-I

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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