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2021 July 30

XRT Coordination with MaGIXS Sounding Rocket

Images of AR12849 as seen by XRT during the MaGIXS sounding rocket coordination on July 30th. Click the image for movie or go here for youtube version!

MaGIXS Rocket Coordination

On July 30th, the Marshall Grazing Incidence X-ray Spectrograph (MaGIXS) sounding rocket experiment succesfully launched from the White Sands Missile Range. The goal of this launch was to observe soft X-rays with a level of detail that had not previously been acheived. While the data collected by MaGIXS still needs to be fully analyzed, the launch and the mission were a resounding success.

During the launch, XRT and the rest of hinode coordinated observations of the Sun. The movie shows high-cadence XRT observations taken of Active Region (AR) 12849 during the rocket launch. The data captured are Thin-Be filter images at about a 10 second cadence. These high-cadence images show many small, quick brightenings in the active region.

Keywords: AR Tracking
Filters: Thin_Be

(Prepared by Joy Velasquez, Lucas Guliano, and Kathy Reeves)

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

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