XRT Picture of the Week (XPOW)

XRT Home XRT Mission Ops YouTube

2015 July 21

Click for movie. High resolution movie also available on YouTube.


Last week, Hinode ran a coordinated observation program called HOP130. This collaboration creates overlapograms for the Hinode Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer (EIS). The EIS instrument has a narrow field of view and has to scan at each pointing to make a large image. Although, it takes a long time to scan a region on the sun, the data from EIS is rich and provides information about the plasma that imagers cannot. This coordination is run several times a year and is essential to calibrating between instruments including XRT and the Solar Dynamics Observatory.

XRT supported the observations by providing x-ray data in a few different filters. XRT has an extremely large field of view and a single pointing at disk center would be enough to capture the full disk. But it is important to have data at the closest time possible in order to get the best calibration.

To read more about EIS and overlapograms see the EIS Science Nugget.

Keywords: Full Disk, Hinode Pointing
Filters: Al_poly

(Prepared by Patricia Jibben)

Back Archive Next