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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 21 December 2012 9.00am EST

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

A Chandra press release was issued on Dec 18 describing results of observations of the brightest galaxies in a sample of 18 galaxy clusters, to target the largest black holes. The survey shows that at least ten of the black holes may weigh between 10 and 40 billion times the mass of the sun. Astronomers have dubbed these "ultramassive" black holes. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next two weeks is shown below and includes observations of Delta Ori coordinated with MOST

Radiation Belts                     Dec 24
         DeltaOri               ACIS-S/HETG
         SPT-CLJ2222-4834       ACIS-I       Dec 26
         Q2237+0305             ACIS-S
         Radiation Belts
         DeltaOri               ACIS-S/HETG  Dec 27
         DeepField03            ACIS-I       Dec 28
         N158C                  ACIS-I
         Radiation Belts
         SPT-CLJ0142-5032       ACIS-I
         NGC2207/IC2163         ACIS-S       Dec 30
         RXJ0911+0551           ACIS-S
         SDSSJ085605.83+4505    ACIS-S
         IC2149                 ACIS-S
         M31BHXN                ACIS-I       Dec 31
         Vega                   HRC-I
         Vega                   HRC-S
         Haro3                  ACIS-S
         SDSSJ081825.15+4729    ACIS-S
         Radiation Belts                     Jan  1
         DHTau                  ACIS-S
         NGC0695                ACIS-S
         COSMOSLegacy           ACIS-I
         DeepField05            ACIS-I       Jan  2
         COSMOSLegacy           ACIS-I       Jan  3
         Radiation Belts
         SDSSJ083759.33+4414    ACIS-I       Jan  4
         Z8338                  ACIS-I
         SPT-CLJ0555-6405       ACIS-I
         SPT-CLJ0200-4852       ACIS-I
         NGC0232                ACIS-S
         KS1947+300             ACIS-S       Jan  5
         2FGLJ2018.0+3626       ACIS-I
         NGC2518                ACIS-S
         SDSSJ1728+6035         ACIS-S
         PSRJ2028+3332          ACIS-S
         Q2237+0305             ACIS-S
         HAE291                 ACIS-S       Jan  6


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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