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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 16 November 2012 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Nov 15 describing observations of Abell 30 (a.k.a. A30), a planetary nebula located about 5500 light years from Earth. A planetary nebula is formed in the late stage of the evolution of a sun-like star. The evolution of A30 stalled and then started up again, so the planetary nebula was reborn, a special, rarely-seen phase of evolution. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below

RXJ1131-1231           ACIS-S       Nov 18
         SDSSJ1303+3219         ACIS-S       Nov 19
         PSRJ0358+5413          ACIS-I
         HS2237+8154            ACIS-S
         SDSSJ1407+2418         ACIS-S
         IC4687/6               ACIS-S
         Radiation Belts
         NGC7000Pointing1       ACIS-I       Nov 20
         G345.40-39.34          ACIS-I
         SDSSJ2124-0741         ACIS-S
         NGC660                 ACIS-S
         HE0141-3932            ACIS-S       Nov 21
         PLCKG266.6-27.3        ACIS-I
         NGC1614                ACIS-S
         PSRJ0358+5413          ACIS-I
         NGC7000Pointing1       ACIS-I
         PSRJ0358+5413          ACIS-I       Nov 22
         MCG+12-02-001          ACIS-S
         Radiation Belts
         PLCKG266.6-27.3        ACIS-I
         CGCG043-099            ACIS-S       Nov 23
         COSMOSLegacy           ACIS-I
         WFIJ2033-4723          ACIS-S
         NGC660                 ACIS-S
         GMBCGJ030.12745+00.    ACIS-I
         G345.40-39.34          ACIS-I       Nov 24
         GMBCGJ047.34623-00.    ACIS-I
         ESO550-IG025           ACIS-S
         PLCKG266.6-27.3        ACIS-I
         PHL1811                ACIS-S
         CGCG436-030            ACIS-S
         Radiation Belts                     Nov 25
         COSMOSLegacy           ACIS-I
         CentaurusCluster(2obs) ACIS-I
         COSMOSLegacy           ACIS-I
         CentaurusCluster(2obs) ACIS-I       Nov 26


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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