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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 4 July 2014 8.30am EDT

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

A real-time procedure was executed on Jul 2 to perform a routine self-check of the Electrical Interface Assembly (EIA) Sequencer.

A Chandra image release was issued on Jul 2 describing observations of NGC 4258, also known as Messier 106, a spiral galaxy that is located about 23 million light years from Earth. NGC 4258 is well known to astronomers for having "anomalous" arms that are not aligned with the plane of the galaxy, but rather intersect with it. Researchers are trying to understand how the giant black hole in the center of NGC 4258 is affecting the rest of the galaxy. For details see:

The schedule of targets for the next week is shown below and includes an observation of SXP 10622, which was accepted as a Target of Opportunity on Jun 3 and is coordinated with Swift

         NGC1399                ACIS-S       Jul  6
        Mkn766                 ACIS-S/HETG  Jul  7
        OphiuchusCluster       ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts
        SXP1062                ACIS-I       Jul  8
        Mkn766                 ACIS-S/HETG
        4U1626-67              HRC-S/LETG   Jul 10
        Radiation Belts
        4U1626-67              HRC-S/LETG
        OphiuchusCluster       ACIS-I       Jul 11
        RXJ1131-1231           ACIS-S       Jul 12
        3C390.3                ACIS-S/HETG
        SDSS2210+1137          ACIS-S
        OphiuchusCluster       ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Jul 13
        OphiuchusCluster       ACIS-I
        4U1626-67              HRC-S/LETG


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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