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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 10 December 2010 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Dec 8 describing observations of the region around the elliptical galaxy NGC 5813, the dominant central galaxy in a galaxy group located about 105 million light years away from Earth. The composite image of X-ray and optical data is an intergalactic "weather map," showing the range of temperatures across the group of galaxies. Regular outbursts generated by the supermassive black hole in NGC 5813 keep gas from cooling down enough to form stars. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of GGD 12-15 coordinated with Spitzer.

       IGRJ06552-1146         ACIS-I       Dec 12
       ProximaCen             ACIS-S/HETG  Dec 13
       V380Ori                ACIS-I
       Radiation Belts                     Dec 14
       J080619.5+194927.3     ACIS-S       Dec 15
       2MASXJ11454045-1827    ACIS-S
       GGD12-15               ACIS-I
       G159.6+7.3             ACIS-I       Dec 16
       ArLac                  HRC-I
       1FGLJ0254.2+5107       ACIS-I       Dec 17
       NGC6853                ACIS-S
       Radiation Belts
       CircinusGalaxy         ACIS-S
       NGC2346                ACIS-S       Dec 19


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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