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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 28 November 2008 8.30am EST

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

A Chandra image release was issued on 24 Nov of the galaxy M101. The image is one of the longest exposures ever obtained of a spiral galaxy in X-rays, and will allow astronomers to establish a detailed X-ray profile of a galaxy similar to our own Milky Way. For further details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes observations of NGC 1068 coordinated with the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA).

A3532                  ACIS-I       Nov 30
SDSSJ0740+2926         ACIS-S
NGC 1068               ACIS-S/HETG
GF9-2                  ACIS-I
Radiation Belts
SDSSJ034222.54-0557    ACIS-S       Dec  2
DENIS-PJ0255.0-4700    ACIS-S
Sombrero               ACIS-I
NGC 1068               ACIS-S/HETG  Dec  3
Radiation Belts                     Dec  4
DENIS-PJ0255.0-4700    ACIS-S
Abell 2009             ACIS-I
3C61.1                 ACIS-S       Dec  5
NGC 1068               ACIS-S/HETG
SDSSJ031654.91-00023   ACIS-I       Dec  6
51Peg                  ACIS-S
51Peg                  HRC-I 
G46.8-0.3              ACIS-I
SDSSJ151451.77+3116    ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                     Dec  7
M31                    HRC-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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