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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 8 November 2002 6.30am EST

During the last week the observing schedule was replanned to include an observation of the SGR1900+14 that was accepted as a 3 day turn-around Target Of Opportunity (TOO) on 4 November. The TOO was triggered following a recent series of burst activity. The schedule was replanned to include the 48ks observation with ACIS-S and the impacted observation of 3C403 will be rescheduled in a later load.

Of note last week was the Chandra Calibration Workshop and review held during Oct 6-8. The workshop provided the community with the state of the art of the Chandra team's knowledge of the detectors and mirrors, and also encouraged the general community to participate in the process of calibrating the satellite (http://cxc.harvard.edu/ccw/).

A Chandra image release of Mars was made on 7 November. The image was the first to show astronomers X-rays from planet. The X-rays are produced by fluorescent radiation from oxygen atoms in the upper atmosphere (http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2002/mars/index.html).

The observing schedule for next week is shown below.

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MACSJ2049.9-3217        ACIS-I       Nov 10
2048-272                ACIS-S       Nov 11
MACS-J0025.4-1222       ACIS-I
RX J0420-5022           ACIS-S
AX J0335.6-3609         ACIS-S
PSS 2237+1837           ACIS-S       Nov 12
G21.5-0.9               HRC-S
Radiation Belts
MACSJ2229.7-2755        ACIS-I       Nov 13
XTE J2123-058           ACIS-S
PSS 2222+2307           ACIS-S
NGC5866 (M102)          ACIS-S
HH 24-26                ACIS-S       Nov 14
RCS0224-0002            ACIS-S       Nov 15
Radiation Belts
4U 0042+32              ACIS-S
NGC2146                 ACIS-S       Nov 16
HS 1415+2701            ACIS-S
LBQS 1240+1607          ACIS-S
LBQS 1235+1453          ACIS-S
M87                     ACIS-S
MACS-J1108.8+0906       ACIS-I       Nov 17
QUEST 1220-0025         ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to operate nominally.

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