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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 7 February 2014 9.00am EST

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

Chandra passed through the second, third, and fourth eclipses of the season on Feb 1, 4, and 7 respectively, with nominal power and thermal performance.

A real-time procedure was executed on Feb 5 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra image release was issued on Feb 6 describing observations of Centaurus A (Cen A), a galaxy about 12 million light years from Earth. Cen A contains a gargantuan jet blasting away from a central supermassive black hole. For details see: http://chandra.si.edu/photo/2014/cena/

Of note this week was the release on Feb 4 of CIAO 4.6.1, an update that fixes a bug in Sherpa when working in units of wavelength, and a new version of the CIAO Scripts Package, containing bug-fixes and enhancements. For details see: http://cxc.harvard.edu/ciao/releasenotes/ciao_4.6.1_release.html

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes observations of GRB 130427A and GRO J1744-28, which were accepted as a Targets of Opportunity on Dec 23 and Jan 31 respectively, and an observation of NGC4151 coordinated with HST.



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        Radiation Belts                     Feb 10
        G264.41+19.48          ACIS-I
        ngc2835                ACIS-I
        GRB130427A             ACIS-S       Feb 11
        A2319                  ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Feb 12
        NGC4151                ACIS-S/HETG
        G273.64+63.28          ACIS-I       Feb 14
        Radiation Belts                     Feb 15
        RXJ111908.5+090017     ACIS-I
        IGRJ18381-0924         ACIS-I
        MSH11-62               ACIS-I
        GROJ1744-28            HRC-I        Feb 16
        hrc-8                  HRC-I
        WASP19                 ACIS-S
        TYC824126521           ACIS-S

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All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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