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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 7 December 2012 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Dec 6 describing NGC 922, a system at a distance of 157 million light years which was formed by the collision between two galaxies. This system was observed with Chandra in order to learn about the formation of stellar-mass black holes and understand the dependence on galaxy metallicity. Interestingly, the observation results disagree with standard theoretical predictions that the black hole formation rate should decrease with higher metallicity. For more details see:

A real-time procedure was executed on Dec 5 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below.

PSRJ1816+45            ACIS-S       Dec  9
         SGR0501+4516           ACIS-S
         Arp143                 ACIS-S       Dec 10
         COSMOSLegacy           ACIS-I
         Radiation Belts
         PSRJ0821-4300          ACIS-S       Dec 11
         RXJ1347.5-1145         ACIS-I
         RXJ1131-1231           ACIS-S       Dec 12
         M87                    ACIS-S
         J0811+2328             ACIS-S
         IRASF06076-2139        ACIS-S
         ALPHACEN               HRC-I
         PSRJ1429-5911          ACIS-S
         2QZJ2154-3056          ACIS-S       Dec 13
         IRAS20351+2521         ACIS-S
         Radiation Belts
         COSMOSLegacy           ACIS-I
         PSRJ1231-1411          ACIS-I       Dec 14
         PSRB1919+21            ACIS-I
         PSRJ0358+5413          ACIS-I
         SDSSJ154107.82+2036    ACIS-S       Dec 15
         COSMOSLegacy           ACIS-I
         GMBCGJ215.98479+04.    ACIS-I
         GMBCGJ219.69392+06.    ACIS-I       Dec 16
         SDSSJ1411+1402         ACIS-S
         Radiation Belts
         COSMOSLegacy           ACIS-I
         IC1024                 ACIS-S


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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