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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 12 September 2008 8.30am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Sep 11 of the galaxy cluster Abel 1689. This composite Chandra and HST image shows signs of merging activity but with a smooth X-ray appearance, unlike other merging systems such as the Bullet Cluster or MACS J0025.4-1222. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2008/a1689/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below.

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Bootes                 ACIS-S       Sep 15
SDSSJ0900+3219         ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
AEGIS-3                ACIS-I       Sep 16
H2356-309              HRC-S/LETG   Sep 17
PKS0119-046            ACIS-S       Sep 18
V1647Ori               ACIS-I
Radiation Belts
       AEGIS-3                ACIS-I       Sep 19
4U1715-390             HRC-I
H2356-309              HRC-S/LETG
AXJ171715-3718         ACIS-S       Sep 20
AEGIS-3                ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                     Sep 21
AEGIS-3                ACIS-I

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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