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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 25 April 2014 9.00am EDT

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

A Chandra image release was issued on Apr 23 with images of the galaxies M101, M81, Centaurus A, and M51 from a new collaboration that combines data from amateur astronomers with data from NASA mission archives. For details see:

Of note this week was the Chandra Quarterly Review conducted on Apr 23 in Cambridge.

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of Sgr A* coordinated with the VLA.

       SgrA*                  ACIS-S       Apr 28
        CXOUJ122518.6+14454    ACIS-S
        SDSSJ130756.73+04221   ACIS-S
        SDSS1004+4112          ACIS-S       Apr 29
        Radiation Belts                     Apr 30
        3C323                  ACIS-S
        Arp220                 ACIS-S
        Radiation Belts                     May  2
        30Doradus              ACIS-I       May  3
        Centauruscluster       ACIS-S       May  4


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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