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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 6 February 2009 7.00am EST

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Feb 4 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra image release was issued on Jan 30 of the nearby galaxy Centaurus A. The multi-wavelength image shows jets and lobes powered by the central black hole in X-ray (Chandra), submillimeter (APEX) and visible light from the Max-Planck/ESO 2.2 m telescope. The combined image shows the X-ray jet extending for 13,000 light years, material moving at half the speed of light, and the dust lane and background stars. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of NGC 4051 coordinated with the VLA.

Radiation Belts                     Feb  8
DDO165                 ACIS-S
PG1115+080             ACIS-S       Feb  9
HD103095               ACIS-S
SDSSJ1136+0713         ACIS-S
SDSSJ1007+3800         ACIS-S
NGC6127                ACIS-S
NGC6453                ACIS-S
GX5-1                  ACIS-S/HETG  Feb 10
AXJ180857-2004         ACIS-S
G9.95-0.81             ACIS-I
SDSSJ104603.17+0719    ACIS-S
DDO165                 ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                     Feb 11
NGC3656                ACIS-S
SDSSJ105353+520031     ACIS-S       Feb 12
0730+257               ACIS-S
NGC499                 ACIS-S
3CRR181                ACIS-S
NGC4051                ACIS-S
FIRSTJ113544.7+0648    ACIS-I       Feb 13
SDSSJ1128-0114         ACIS-S
SDSSJ1545+5555         ACIS-S
AXJ183116-1008         ACIS-S
AXJ183345-0828         ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
RXJ0720-3125           HRC-S/LETG   Feb 14
A644                   ACIS-I
SDSSJ1158+1235         ACIS-S
A644                   ACIS-I
SPT-CL0528-5300        ACIS-I
A644 (2 obs)           ACIS-I       Feb 15
SDSSJ1718+5953         ACIS-S
AXJ194332+2323         ACIS-S
AXJ182509-1253         ACIS-S
AXJ182651-1206         ACIS-S
4U1807-10              HRC-I 
PKS1839-48             ACIS-S
Terzan9                ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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