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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 26 September 2008 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra image release of the Circinus Galaxy was issued on Sept 25. The composite X-ray and optical (Hubble) data set allowed the identification of a bright blue source seen within the galaxy as supernova SN 1996cr, almost a decade after it exploded. For further details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of M82 coordinated with XMM-Newton.

Radiation Belts                     Sep 29
H2356-309              HRC-S/LETG
G1                     ACIS-S       Sep 30
AEGIS-3                ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                     Oct 2
AEGIS-3                ACIS-I
MACS0159               ACIS-I       Oct 3
NGC855                 ACIS-S
M82 ULX                ACIS-S       Oct 4
Radiation Belts
AEGIS-3                ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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