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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 24 June 2011 9.00am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Jun 23 to update the on-board ephemeris.

A Chandra image release was issued on Jun 22 describing observations of Abell 2744, a complex collision of at least four galaxy clusters. This system has been dubbed "Pandora's Cluster" by astronomers because of all of the different structures found. For details see:

Of note this week was the Cycle 13 Peer Review held in Boston, Jun 20-24.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of SN2011dh, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Jun 16, and an observation of M31 coordinated with the VLA.

NormaRegion (2 obs)    ACIS-I       Jun 27
XMMUJ1532.2-0837       ACIS-S
J1810+17               ACIS-S       Jun 28
Radiation Belts
muCol                  ACIS-S/LETG
M31                    ACIS-I       Jun 30
NGC6772                ACIS-S
Radiation Belts                     Jul  1
J132801.25+573113.09   ACIS-S
PSRJ1022-5746          ACIS-I
RXJ1713.7-3946NW       ACIS-I
EXO0748-676            ACIS-S       Jul  2
SN2011dh               ACIS-S       Jul  3


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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