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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 10 April 2009 9.00am EDT

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

On April 3, the Chandra team participated in the webcast event, "80 Telescopes Around the World", as part of the International Year of Astronomy "100 Hours of Astronomy" (see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/press/09_releases/press_040209.html). A Chandra image release was issued in conjunction with the webcast showing the pulsar wind nebula associated with the pulsar B1509-58. For details and to see the unusual "hand-like" image, go to: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2009/b1509/

Of note last week was the Chandra User Committee meeting held at the CXC on Apr 6-7.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of M82ULX coordinated with XMM-Newton.

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Radiation Belts                     Apr 12
GRB090404              ACIS-S       Apr 13
Tycho's SNR (2 obs)    ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                     Apr 15
Tycho's SNR            ACIS-I
CepB sub-cluster       ACIS-I       Apr 16
HD135344               ACIS-S
CGCG049-057            ACIS-S       Apr 17
M82ULX                 ACIS-S
Tycho's SNR            ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                     Apr 18
SN2009bb               ACIS-S
GRB090407              ACIS-S
Tycho's SNR            ACIS-I

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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