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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 30 January 2009 9.00am EST

During the last two weeks Chandra completed the observing schedule as planned.

A real-time procedure was completed on Jan 26 to update the on-board ephemeris.

A flight software patch was uplinked on Jan 30 to update the telescope thermal health check threshold. The update is in response to increasing temperatures due to degradation of the Observatory's thermal covers during the mission.

A Chandra image release was issued on Jan 27 from a new study of NGC 604, the largest region of star formation in the nearby galaxy M33. The image provides the first deep, high-resolution view of the region in X-rays. The composite Chandra (X-ray) and HST (optical) image shows a divided neighborhood where some 200 hot, young, massive stars reside. For further details, see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes a followup observation of the TOO 1E1547.0-5408.

SDSSJ105904.68+1210    ACIS-S      Feb  1
SDSSJ1045+0420         ACIS-S
GBS5-10 (2 obs)        ACIS-I
GBS3-10 (2 obs)        ACIS-I
GBS9-10 (3 obs)        ACIS-I
GBS6-10                ACIS-I
SPT-CL0547-5345        ACIS-I
1RXSJ005807.5-460420   ACIS-S      Feb  2
Berkeley87             ACIS-I
Radiation Belts                    Feb  3
Eta Carinae            ACIS-S
GBS3-10 (7 obs)        ACIS-I
GBS6-10 (7 obs)        ACIS-I
SPT-CL0547-5345        ACIS-I      Feb  4
GBS1-10 (5 obs)        ACIS-I
GBS5-10 (5 obs)        ACIS-I
NGC6517                ACIS-S
NGC499                 ACIS-S
GRB090102              ACIS-S
NGC499                 ACIS-S      Feb  5
PKS0043-42             ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
IGRJ17461-2204         ACIS-I      Feb  6
IGRJ17354-3255         ACIS-I
IGRJ17507-2647         ACIS-I
NGC6401                ACIS-S
1E1547.0-5408          ACIS-S
AXJ172642-3504         ACIS-S
AXJ172550-3533         ACIS-S
FSR1767                ACIS-S
0748+126               ACIS-S      Feb  7
GRB090102              ACIS-S
NGC499                 ACIS-S
M31                    ACIS-I
GBS1-10 (6 obs)        ACIS-I
GBS3-10 (5 obs)        ACIS-I
GBS5-10 (5 obs)        ACIS-I
NGC6558                ACIS-S      Feb  8
AXJ171922-3703         ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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