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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 26 November 2004 9.00am EST

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

Chandra passed through the 2004 Leonids meteor shower without incident on Nov 19. No action was required for this year\'s passage since the projected meteoroid fluence was sufficiently low.

A Chandra press release was issued on Nov 22 describing observations of the distant quasar J1306 that indicate the presence of a billion solar mass black hole. The result provides evidence that supermassive black holes were fully grown less than a billion years after the Big Bang. For details see:

The schedule of targets for next week is shown below and includes an observation of M31 coordinated with HST.

Inter-Per              ACIS-I       Nov 28
Circinus Galaxy        ACIS-S/HETG
RXCJ1253.6-3931        ACIS-S       Nov 29
Her X-1                ACIS-S/HETG
RGB0238+025A           ACIS-S
BMW040001.4-232715     ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
cl0809+2811            ACIS-I       Nov 30
RX J1914.4+2456        ACIS-S
Her X-1                ACIS-S/HETG  Dec 1
B1422+231              ACIS-S
h Per                  ACIS-I       Dec 2
Radiation Belts
SN 2004et              ACIS-S       Dec 3
MACS0744.9+3927        ACIS-I
MACS0159.8-0849        ACIS-I       Dec 4
NGC821                 ACIS-S
Sculptor Dwarf         ACIS-S       Dec 5
M31-bulge              ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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