Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Next week, on October 26, 2016, SDO will perform the EVE Field of View calibration maneuver at 1315 UTC (9:15 am ET) and the HMI/AIA Flatfield calibration maneuver at 1630 UTC (2:30 pm ET).
During calibration maneuvers SDO science data may be unavailable, blurry, or otherwise not usable. On the other hand, the images can be fun to look at! At left is an AIA 304 image showing how SDO is tipped up a little during the first leg of the cruciform.
On October 30, 3016, SDO will experience a Lunar Transit between 1956 and 2056 UTC (3:56 and 4:56 pm ET). The Moon will cover about 59% of the Sun at the peak of this transit.
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Thanks to Ryan for letting me show his post. You can see more of his eclipse pictures at https://twitter.com/ryanomilligan.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Enjoy the 2016 SDO Joint Solar Eclipse!
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Here is a movie from the flight operations team showing the double transit.
On August 31, 2016, SDO will perform the EVE field of view and HMI/AIA Flatfield Maneuvers. More on that later.
Saturday, August 6, 2016
It took longer then we expected, but as of the end of the Friday work day, SDO is in science mode and all three instruments are returning science data. AIA is currently taking images with the nominal 8 images every 12 second program but it is running an older version of flight software that is affecting the Image Status Packet. We plan to leave the system in this configuration over the weekend.
It's been a long week for the SDO team and I hope they can return Monday ready to fix the remaining issues.
Thanks to all who helped SDO to return to operations.