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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 17 September 2010 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra press release was issued on Sep 14 describing observations of BP Piscium (BP Psc). BP Psc appears to be a more evolved version of our Sun, but with a dusty and gaseous disk surrounding it. A pair of jets several light years long blasting out of the system in opposite directions has also been seen in optical data. While the disk and jets are characteristics of a very young star, several clues -- including the new results from Chandra -- suggest that BP Psc is not what it originally appeared to be. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of XTE J1728-295, which was accepted as a target of opportunity on Sep 14 and an observation of Ceph C coordinated with Spitzer.

A2426                  ACIS-I       Sep 20
3C449                  ACIS-S
J223656.5-221321       ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                     Sep 21
CephC                  ACIS-I
SDSSJ1125+5028         ACIS-S
NGC5614                ACIS-S       Sep 22
XTEJ1728-295           HRC-S
NGC3201                ACIS-S
SDSSJ130802.04+5538    ACIS-S       Sep 23
SDSS1004+4112          ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
NGC300                 ACIS-I       Sep 24
A2415                  ACIS-I
M31                    ACIS-I       Sep 25
ArLac (21 obs)         HRC-I
ArLac (21 obs)         HRC-S
C4-DR5-3843            ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                     Sep 26
J2222-0137             ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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