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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 10 September 2010 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was completed on Sep 10 to update the on-board ephemeris.

A Chandra image release was issued on Sep 8 of the Rosette Nebula, a star-forming region about 5,000 light years from Earth. The composite image combines X-ray data from Chandra with optical data from the Digitized Sky Survey and the Kitt Peak National Observatory. The X-rays reveal hundreds of young stars in the central cluster and fainter clusters on either side. The optical data show large areas of gas and dust, including giant pillars that remain behind after intense radiation from massive stars has eroded the more diffuse gas. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes several observations of 1H0707-495 coordinated with XMM.

3C449                  ACIS-S       Sep 14
RXJ104723.37+540412.   ACIS-S
1H0707-495             ACIS-S/HETG  Sep 15
MACSJ0140.0-0555       ACIS-I
Radiation Belts
ACTJ0616-5227          ACIS-I       Sep 16
NGC5831                ACIS-S
CentaurusA             ACIS-I
ACTJ0616-5227          ACIS-I
Mrk573                 ACIS-S
1H0707-495             ACIS-S/HETG  Sep 17
Mrk573                 ACIS-S
SPT-CL0528-5300        ACIS-I       Sep 18
Radiation Belts
SPT-CL0528-5300        ACIS-I
1H0707-495             ACIS-S/HETG  Sep 19
Mrk573                 ACIS-S
A2445                  ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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