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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 25 May 2007 8.00am EDT

Operations CXO Status Report, Friday 25 May 2007, 8.00am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on May 22 that provides a new look at the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), the nearest major galaxy to the Milky Way. In the composite X-ray and optical image, hot, X-ray bright gas is seen to envelop the central region of Andromeda. Point sources are also prominent, mostly from pairs of stars that are interacting with each other. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes two observations of the center of M31 coordinated with HST.

AXJ183800-0655          HRC-I        May 27
Ross 154                HRC-I
Radiation Belts                      May 28
LHA 120-N 11            ACIS-I       May 29
Centaurus A Jet         ACIS-I
ESO 60-IG016            ACIS-S       May 31
Radiation Belts
C-COSMOS1-1             ACIS-I
NGC2563-P13             ACIS-I       Jun 1
1RXS J092418.0-314      HRC-I
ESO 137-006             ACIS-S
AX J183607-0756         ACIS-S       Jun 2
M31-Center (2 obs)      ACIS-I
Radiation Belts
4C52.37                 ACIS-S       Jun 3


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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