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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 13 August 2004 9.30am EDT

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

An image release was made on Aug 13 of the galaxy cluster Abell 2125 that reveals a complex of several massive multimillion-degree-Celsius gas clouds in the process of merging. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2004/a2125/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of the Target of Opportunity 4U 1630-472 coordinated with the VLA, RXTE and INTEGRAL.

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Radiation Belts                     Aug 16
LBQS 0054+0200         ACIS-S
SCULPTOR DWARF SPH     ACIS-S       Aug 17
GRB 040812             ACIS-S
1E0657-56              ACIS-S
NGC4697                ACIS-S       Aug 18
F1345-3363             ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
1E0657-56              ACIS-I       Aug 19
Abell 3921             ACIS-I
MS30.7_off             ACIS-S       Aug 20
Radiation Belts                     Aug 21
GRB 040812             ACIS-S       Aug 22
4U 1630-472            ACIS-S/HETG
RX J0720.4-3125        ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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