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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 11 June 2010 9.00am EDT

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

Chandra passed through the eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth eclipses of the 2010 summer season on June 4, 7, and 9 respectively, with nominal power and thermal performance.

A real-time procedure was executed on June 10 to update the on-board ephemeris.

A Chandra image release was issued on June 9 of CH Cyg, a "symbiotic" star system in which a white dwarf feeds from the wind of a companion red giant star. The composite image, of data from Chandra, HST and VLA, shows a recent powerful jet in CH Cyg. The material in the jet is moving with a speed of over three million miles per hour and is powered by material spinning in the accretion disk around the white dwarf. For details see:

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

AXJ151005-5824         ACIS-S       Jun 14
PSRJ1740+1000          ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                     Jun 15
ChandraDeepField-S     ACIS-I
IGRJ02599-1046         ACIS-I       Jun 16
SN2004am               ACIS-S       Jun 17
NGC1530                ACIS-S
G29.37+0.10            ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                     Jun 18
IRAS07598+6508         ACIS-S
NGC1426                ACIS-S
ChandraDeepField-S     ACIS-I
RXJ0720-3125           HRC-S/LETG   Jun 19
SDSS1004+4112          ACIS-S
UGC00746               ACIS-S
AXJ182435-1311         ACIS-S
GLIMPSE81              ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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