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2021 January 17

Coordination with Parker Solar Probe Encounter 7

Image of the full disk Sun during Hinode's coordination during Parker Solar Probe's (PSP) 7th encounter.
Click the image or this link for the movie of the event!

Coordination with Parker Solar Probe Encounter 7

During the first month of 2021, multiple solar instruments came together to coordinate on observations of the Sun. This campaign was focused around Parker Solar Probe's (PSP) 7th encounter with the Sun. As PSP continues to orbit around the Sun and get closer and closer, other instruments such as XRT work the with PSP team to get the most out of the satellite's closest approaches to the Sun. By combining the unique data that PSP provides by getting closer to the Sun than any other observatory with the suite of other solar instruments, we get a unique insight into the physics that drive our Sun. Although the Sun was relatively quiet during this campaign, useful and novel data was still obtained. The above image was taken by XRT on January 17th; the day where PSP was closest to the Sun during its perihelion.

XRT contriubted to this campaign by taking full disk Sun images in X-ray wavelengths such as the ones that can be seen in the above movie. For a full summary of Hinode's role in this coordination, click here for the summary of HOP410. Click the following links for further information on the coordination campaign and a summary of PSP's 7th encounter.

Keywords: Full Disk, Quiet Sun
Filters: Al_Poly

(Prepared by Lucas Guliano)

The XRT instrument team is comprised of SAO, NASA, JAXA, and NAOJ.

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