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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 11 February 2011 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Feb 9 describing observations of Arp 147, a spiral galaxy that collided with an elliptical galaxy, triggering a wave of star formation. Many of these newly-born massive stars raced through their lives and ended with supernova explosions, some as black holes. A ring of these black holes can be seen in the Chandra data around the spiral galaxy. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of 1 HESS J0632+057 which was accepted as Director's Discretionary Time TOO on Feb 9, an observation of CXOGClb J174804.8-244648, which was accepted as Director's Discretionary Time TOO on Jan 24, and a follow-up DDT TOO observation of the Crab.

Radiation Belts                     Feb 13
HESSJ0632+057          ACIS-S
0810+077               ACIS-S       Feb 14
NGC4472                ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                     Feb 16
M31                    ACIS-I
Crab                   ACIS-S
MKN421                 ACIS-S/LETG
M31                    HRC-I        Feb 17
CXOGClbJ174804.8-24    ACIS-S
GX13+1                 ACIS-S/HETG
NGC4342                ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                     Feb 18
ACTJ0438-5419          ACIS-I       Feb 19
NGC6445                ACIS-S
Protoclusteratz1.      ACIS-S
NGC4178                ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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