Here Comes The Sun: Hinode Solar Telescope Launch - Hinode Solar Optical Telescope - 1

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2012-05-28
 
 
 

Here Comes The Sun: Hinode Solar Telescope Launch

On September 22nd, the Solar-B, now known as the Hinode, was launched from the Uchinoura Space Center in Kagoshima, Japan, to study the sun.

Photo: JAXA

Here Comes The Sun: Hinode Solar Telescope Launch

Here Comes The Sun: Hinode Solar Telescope Launch - Hinode Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer

This is an image of the Hinode Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer, which was designed to provide measures of the speed of solar material as well as delivering information that will help scientists figure out the temperature and density of the o

Here Comes The Sun: Hinode Solar Telescope Launch - Hinode Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrometer

Here Comes The Sun: Hinode Solar Telescope Launch - Hinode Solar Optical Telescope - 1

This is a magnified image of the suns surface taken from Hinodes Solar Optical Telescope, which is designed to enlarge views of the suns surface.

Photo: Hinode JAXA/NASA/PPARC

Here Comes The Sun: Hinode Solar Telescope Launch - Hinode Solar Optical Telescope - 1

Here Comes The Sun: Hinode Solar Telescope Launch - Hinode X-ray Telescope

This is an image of the suns outer atmosphere, also known as the coronoa, taken from Hinodes X-ray Telescope.

Photo: Hinode JAXA/NASA/PPARC

Here Comes The Sun: Hinode Solar Telescope Launch - Hinode X-ray Telescope

Here Comes The Sun: Hinode Solar Telescope Launch - Hinode Solar Optical Telescope - 2

This is an image of Mercury passing in front of the sun taken from Hinodes Solar Optical Telescope.

Photo: Hinode JAXA/NASA/PPARC

Here Comes The Sun: Hinode Solar Telescope Launch - Hinode Solar Optical Telescope - 2

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