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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 18 November 2005 8.00am EST

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

Of note this week was the successful completion of the Linux migration Operations Readiness Review for the ground system. Approval was given by a combined Level 2/4 board meeting on Nov 17 to transition to operations with the Linux system at the end of November.

A Chandra image release was issued on 15 November showing a composite X-ray/optical image that reveals a cat-shaped structure produced by the remnants of two exploded stars in the Large Magellanic Cloud galaxy. For details see

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below and includes an observation of M87 coordinated with Hubble Space Telescope.

15 Mon                  ACIS-S/HETG  Nov 20
XLSSJ022404.0-0413      ACIS-S       Nov 21
W3 North                ACIS-I
M33 Field 6             ACIS-I
Radiation Belts
MACS1720.3+3536         ACIS-I       Nov 22
NGC 0925                ACIS-S       Nov 23
NGC 1003                ACIS-S
Betelgeuse              ACIS-I
Betelgeuse              ACIS-S
M33 Field 4             ACIS-I
IGR J00291+5934         ACIS-S       Nov 24
Radiation Belts
NGC4365                 ACIS-S       Nov 25
NGC 1012                ACIS-S
IC 0239                 ACIS-S
NGC4365                 ACIS-S
M33 Field 4             ACIS-I
X1908+375               ACIS-S/HETG  Nov 26
MACS1720.3+3536         ACIS-I
RXJ1242-1119            ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                      Nov 27
PSR J0437-4715          ACIS-S
Abell 1650              ACIS-I       Nov 28
AX J0401.4+0038         ACIS-S
M87                     ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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