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Operations CXO Status Report

Friday 24 October 2014 9.00am EDT

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

An aspect camera dark current calibration was performed from the on-board loads on Oct 16. An assessment of the data indicates nominal aspect camera performance and that the number of CCD warm pixels is increasing at the expected rate.

A Chandra image release was issued on Oct 21 containing six new images from Chandra's vast archive. Each of the images combines X-rays from Chandra with data from other telescopes. The images represent a tiny fraction of data that is now housed in Chandra's archive from over the mission's 15 years of operation. For details see:

Of note this week was the Chandra User Committee meeting held at the CXC on Oct 23-24.

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

        IGRJ17062-6143         ACIS-S/HETG  Oct 27
        30Doradus              ACIS-I       Oct 28
        ChandraDeepField-S     ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Oct 29
        NGC1404tail            ACIS-S       Oct 30
        3C237                  ACIS-S       Oct 31
        ChandraDeepField-S     ACIS-I
        Radiation Belts                     Nov  1
        30Doradus              ACIS-I
        NGC1404                ACIS-S       Nov  2
        ChandraDeepField-S     ACIS-I


All spacecraft subsystems continued to support nominal operations.

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