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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 16 November 2007 9.00am EST

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

A real-time procedure was completed on Nov 15 to update the on-board Ephemeris.

A Chandra image release was issued on Nov 15 of the nebula NGC 281, a bustling hub of star formation about 10,000 light years away. The composite X-ray and optical image shows regions where new stars are forming and older regions containing stars about 3 million years old. For further details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below.

Radiation Belts                     Nov 19
HS 1700+643            ACIS-I
AFGL 4029              ACIS-I       Nov 20
HS 1700+643            ACIS-I       Nov 21
SGR 1900+14            ACIS-S
NGC 4254               ACIS-S
0106+013               ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
PSR J1852+0040         ACIS-S       Nov 22
SDSS0246-0825          ACIS-S
JKCS 041               ACIS-S       Nov 23
Radiation Belts                     Nov 24
GRB 071020             ACIS-S       Nov 25
M87                    ACIS-S
SST24 J143447.70+3     ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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