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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 23 December 2011 9.00am EST

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Dec 22 to update the on-board ephemeris.

A Chandra image release was issued on Dec 20 describing observations of SXP 1062, a pulsar within a supernova remnant in the Small Magellanic Cloud. X-rays from Chandra and XMM-Newton show that the pulsar is rotating remarkably slowly - only once every 18 minutes. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next two weeks is shown below and includes an observation of GRB111215A, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Dec 16.

Radiation Belts                     Dec 25
       S26inNGC7793           ACIS-S
       1FGLJ1954.3+2836       ACIS-I       Dec 26
       LHS26                  ACIS-S
       Capella                HRC-S/LETG
       NGC7000Pointing2       ACIS-I
       Q2237+0305             ACIS-S       Dec 27
       UZTauE_P1              ACIS-S
       Radiation Belts
       GRB111215A             ACIS-S       Dec 28
       M83                    ACIS-S
       AlphaCentauri          HRC-I        Dec 29
       SDSSJ160918.93+0824    ACIS-S
       SDSSJ085053.12+4451    ACIS-S
       Capella                ACIS-S/HETG
       RXJ0334.2-0111         ACIS-I
       PSRJ2235+1506          ACIS-S       Dec 30
       Radiation Belts
       S26inNGC7793           ACIS-S
       SPT-CLJ2259-6057       ACIS-I       Dec 31
       Parenago523_P2         ACIS-S
       J0840+1818             ACIS-S
       G111-72                ACIS-S       Jan  1
       SDSSJ0745+4734         ACIS-S
       Parenago523_P1         ACIS-S
       RXJ0334.2-0111         ACIS-I
       Radiation Belts                     Jan  2
       3C314.1                ACIS-S
       IC4593                 ACIS-S
       SDSSJ0828+2654         ACIS-S       Jan  3
       NGC4861                ACIS-I
       NGC5927                ACIS-S
       3c187                  ACIS-S       Jan  4
       GJ176                  ACIS-S
       Radiation Belts                     Jan  5
       SPT-CLJ0058-6145       ACIS-I
       SPT-CLJ2232-6000       ACIS-I
       SPT-CLJ2233-5339       ACIS-I       Jan  6
       ACTJ0245-5302          ACIS-I
       2MASXJ16311554+2352    ACIS-S
       HD178911B              ACIS-S
       3C223                  ACIS-S
       SDSSJ0907+1056         ACIS-S       Jan  7
       UZTauE_P2              ACIS-S
       Radiation Belts
       SPT-CLJ0151-5954       ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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