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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 24 December 2004 7.00am EST

Operations CXO Status Report, 24 December 2004, 7.00am EST

The next report is planned for 7 January following the holiday. A Happy Holiday and New Year to everyone from the entire Chandra Team!

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

Real-time procedures were completed on 17 December to update the on-board ephemeris and on 22 December to perform an OBC memory dump. An aspect camera dark current calibration occurred on Dec 24.

Of note last week was the release of the Chandra Cycle 7 Call For Proposals on 15 December with a proposal deadline of 15 March 2005.

A Chandra image release was made on 23 December of a montage showing three clusters of bright, young stars in X-ray and infrared light that lie in the direction of the center of the Galaxy. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next two weeks is shown below and includes observations of M31 coordinated with the VLA.

M31*                   HRC-I        Dec 27
V710 Tau               ACIS-S
S4 0714+45             ACIS-S
M31*                   HRC-I
ET Tau                 ACIS-S       Dec 28
SDSS J095929.89+63     ACIS-S
SDSS J090924.01+00     ACIS-S
PSR B1509-58           ACIS-I
SDSS J1623+3112        ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                     Dec 29
Sculptor Dwarf         ACIS-S
M101                   ACIS-S
NGC5328                ACIS-S       Dec 30
RCS2112.3-6326         ACIS-S
RCW89                  ACIS-S       Dec 31
RXCJ2251.7-3206        ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
M101                   ACIS-S
IGR J00291+5934        ACIS-S
SDSS J1004+4112        ACIS-S
NGC2832                ACIS-I       Jan 1
HR 4794                ACIS-I
Cir X-1                ACIS-S/HETG
MACSJ1105.7-1014       ACIS-I       Jan 2
Radiation Belts
FIRST J093949.6+41     ACIS-S       Jan 3
W3 Main IRS5           ACIS-I
HR 932                 ACIS-I
GK Tau                 ACIS-S
FS Aur                 ACIS-S
cl1002+6858            ACIS-I       Jan 4
PG 1004+130            ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                     Jan 5 
GK Tau                 ACIS-S
cl0521-2530            ACIS-I
NGC766                 ACIS-S       Jan 6
HD 209750              HRC-I
3C 432                 ACIS-S
GK Tau                 ACIS-S
MACSJ0451.9+0006       ACIS-I       Jan 7
MACSJ0553.4-3342       ACIS-I
SDSS J094310.12+6045   ACIS-S
Radiation Belts
SNR1987A               ACIS-S       Jan 8
GK Tau                 ACIS-S
Sculptor Dwarf         ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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