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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 15 May 2009 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on 14 May of the galaxy 3C305. The multiwavelength image provides insight into the source of the X-ray emission as either jets from the central super-massive black hole interacting with interstellar gas in the galaxy, or radiation from regions close to the black hole heating the gas. For further details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2009/3c305/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of Sgr A* coordinated with ground-based observatories.

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Radiation Belts                     May 17
KS1731-260             ACIS-S
Sgr A*                 ACIS-I       May 18
KS1731-260             ACIS-S       May 19
Radiation Belts                     May 20
G340.6+0.3             ACIS-I
G350.1-0.3             ACIS-S       May 21
NGC7771                ACIS-S       May 22
Radiation Belts
F00456-2904            ACIS-S
XTEJ1701-462           ACIS-S       May 23
NGC6099                ACIS-I
3CRR469.1              ACIS-S       May 24
RCS2150-0442           ACIS-S
GX5-1                  ACIS-S/HETG
2MASXJ17544125-6054    ACIS-I       May 25

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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