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Space-based 24/7, contact Science Scheduling Coordinators with observing requests.
Data is available at http://sot.lmsal.com/ (Use the "Recent Events", "Search Events", etc. links) See http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/home/solar/guidance/ for observing requests. http://msslxr.mssl.ucl.ac.uk:8080/SolarB/
Solar Instruments
Ted Tarbell
Bldg. 252, Org. ADBS 3251 Hanover Street Palo Alto, CA 94304
Spectral Range480-650nm
Spectral Resolution FPP spectrograph has a spectral resolution of 2.0nm
Spatial Coverage and ResolutionSP FOV: 164"x164", FG NFI FOV: 264"×164", 0.08 arcsec/pixel res, FG BFI FOV: 218" × 109", 0.0541 arcsec/pixel res
Temporal ResolutionTemporal resolution: 5 mins for SP, up to 8 sec for FG
Data AccuracyN/A
Data PrecisionN/A
Physical ObservablesFiltergrams (FG) (6 wavelength bands + 6 narrow lines), Doppler, and magnetic maps, spectropolarimeter (SP) Stokes I, Q, U, V scans.
Derived OutputsN/A
Concurrence OpportunitiesAs requested and scheduled by SSC's. See: http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/home/solar/guidance/
Expected Lifetime3 years
Location or Orbitsun synchronous Earth orbit
Capability SummarySee: http://hinode.nao.ac.jp/sot_e/operation/
SchedulingFor current schedule see: http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/home/solar/hinode_op/hinode_monthly_events.php
Archival DataSOT data is archived at several sites including LMSAL, Harvard/SAO, ISAS/JAXA, NASA/GSFC, and the University of Oslo. See http://sot.lmsal.com/Data.html
Number of UsersInternational Solar Physics Community
Planned UpgradesN/A
Sub-InstrumentsOptical Telescope Assembly (OTA) Focal Plane Package (FPP) FPP has a Broadband Filter Image (BFI), Narrowband Filter Imager (NFI), and Spectropolarimeter (SP)
Data ProductsVector Magnetograms, Photospheric and Chromospheric Filtergrams, Longitudinal Magnetograms, Doppler Maps
University FacilityNo
National Ground BasedNo
Virtual ArchiveNo
The Solar Optical Telescope (SOT) for the Solar-B Mission Tsuneta, S., Suematsu, Y., Ichimoto, K., Shimizu, T., Otsubo, M., Nagata, S., Katsukawa, Y., Title, A., Tarbell, T., Shine, R., Rosenberg, B., Hoffmann, C., Jurcevich, B., Levay, M., Lites, B., Elmore, D., Matsushita, T., Kawaguchi, N., Mikami, I., Shimada, S., Hill, L., and Owens, J. 2008, Solar Physics, 249, pp.167-196 The Solar Optical Telescope of Solar-B: the Optical Telescope Assembly Suematsu, Y., Tsuneta, S., Ichimoto, K., Shimizu, T., Otsubo, M., Katsukawa, Y., Nakagiri, M., Noguchi, M., Tamura, T., Kato, Y., Hara, H., Mikami, I., Saito, H., Matsushita, T., Kawaguchi, N., Nakaoji, T., Nagae, K., Shimada, S., Takeyama, N., and Yamamuro, T. 2008, Solar Physics, 249, pp.197-220. Polarization Calibration of the Solar Optical Telescope onboard Hinode Ichimoto, K., Lites, B., Elmore, D., Suematsu, Y., Tsuneta, S., Katsukawa, Y., Shimizu, T., Shine, R., Tarbell, T., Title, A., Kiyohara, J., Shinoda, K., Card, G., Lecinski, A., Streander, K., Nakagiri, M., Miyashita, M., Noguchi, M., Hoffmann, C., and Cruz, T. 2008, Solar Physics, 249, pp.233-261 IMAGE STABILIZATION SYSTEM FOR HINODE (SOLAR-B) SOLAR OPTICAL TELESCOPE Shimizu, T., Nagata, S., Tsuneta, S., Tarbell, T., Edwards, C., Shine, R., Hoffmann, C., Thomas, E., Sour, S., Rehse, R., Ito, O., Kashiwagi, Y., Tabata, M., Kodeki, K., Nagase, M., Matsuzaki, K., Kobayashi, K., Ichimoto, K., and Suematsu, Y. 2008, Solar Physics, 249, pp.221-232.
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