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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 14 September 2007 8.30am EDT

Operations CXO Status Report, Friday 14 Sep 2007, 8.30am EDT

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

An aspect camera dark current calibration was performed from the on-board loads on 10 Sep. Assessment of the data indicated nominal performance and that the number of CCD warm pixels is increasing at the expected rate.

A Chandra image release was issued on 13 Sept of the Corona Australis region (containing, at its heart, the Coronet Cluster), one of the nearest and most active regions of ongoing star formation. For the beautiful image and further details, see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2007/coronet/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes two sets of 21 calibration observations of AR Lac with the HRC.

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Radiation Belts                     Sep 16
Ar Lac (21 obs)        HRC-I        Sep 17
Cyg X-2                ACIS-S
AX J1845-0258          ACIS-S
M4                     ACIS-S
PSR B1259-63           ACIS-S       Sep 18
IGR J11215-5952        ACIS-S
NGC2563-P1             ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                     Sep 19
Chandra Deep Field     ACIS-I       Sep 20
1RXS J092418.0-314     HRC-I
NGC2563-P6             ACIS-I
NGC2563-P7             ACIS-I
SST24 J143520.75+3     ACIS-S       Sep 21
Ar Lac (21 obs)        HRC-S
Radiation Belts                     Sep 22
Chandra Deep Field     ACIS-I

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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