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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 1 August 2008 8.00am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Jul 30 of NGC 6543, the "Cat's Eye" planetary nebula, showing that its central star is surrounded by a cloud of multi-million-degree gas. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2008/catseye/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of XTE J1701-407 that was accepted as a target of opportunity on Jul 25.

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Radiation Belts                      Aug  4
DEEP2 Field 3 (17 obs)  ACIS-I       Aug  5  
AX J1832.3-0840         ACIS-I       Aug  6  
XTE J1701-407           ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                      Aug  7  
M87                     ACIS-S
NGC 6626                ACIS-S
Carina Clusters Pt      ACIS-I       Aug  9 
Radiation Belts
Carina Clusters Pt      ACIS-I       Aug 10

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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