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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 3 September 2010 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was completed on Aug 27 to update the on-board ephemeris. A second real-time procedure was executed on Sep 1 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra image release was issued on Aug 30 of the northern part of the galaxy cluster Abell 1758. The composite image of X-ray data from Chandra, radio data from the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope, and optical data from the Digitized Sky Survey shows the effect of a collision between two small galaxy clusters. For details see: http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2010/a1758/

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of ESO 243-49 HLX-1 that was accepted as a Director's Discretionary Time TOO on Sep 1, an observation of 1H0707-495 coordinated with XMM, and an observation of NGC 5408 X-1 coordinated with HST.

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PSRB0906-49            ACIS-I       Sep  6
ESO243-49HLX-1         ACIS-S
LGG027                 ACIS-I       Sep  7
Abell133B              ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                     Sep  8
A98ss                  ACIS-I
Abell2146              ACIS-I
A1914_Field1           ACIS-I       Sep  9
UGC08327               ACIS-S
PGC1210284             ACIS-S
PGC1242097             ACIS-S
PGC1179083             ACIS-S
Abell1930              ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                     Sep 10
Abell2146              ACIS-I
SDSSJ145944.77+02075   ACIS-S       Sep 11
NGC7016                ACIS-I
NGC5408X-1             ACIS-S       Sep 12
1H0707-495             ACIS-S/HETG
Radiation Belts                     Sep 13
GRB100816A             ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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