LESIA - Observatoire de Paris

Observing the Solar Corona: A First Look at Data from SDO.

Tuesday 11 May 2010, by Leon Golub (Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Cambridge)

Friday 4 June 2010 à 11h00 , Lieu : Salle de conférence du bât. 17

The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) includes a set of telescopes called the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA). The AIA provides full Sun images of the solar corona in seven different UV and three EUV passbands, at a spatial resolution comparable to that of our previous small Explorer satellite, the Transition Region and Coronal Explorer (TRACE). We will present a description of the scientific goals of the mission and early results from this experiment. In keeping with NASA’s policy, all of the images from SDO are freely available to the entire scientific community worldwide.