File:Eruptions with Possible Current Sheets -Hinode XRT-.webm
The movie above shows XRT observations in the Ti-poly filter starting from 2011 September 21, while supporting the polar helioseismology observations of HOP101. Due to multiple active regions on the disk, XRT took large field-of-view (2048x1024 and 2x2 binned) and low-cadence (2 or 5 minute) observations. Thanks to the large FOV capability, XRT observed two eruptions that occurred near the west limb with current sheet-like structures, which are viewed edge-on and thus appear as straight lines. Note that the "west limb" refers to the righthand side of the images; the east-west naming convention for the sun is opposite that of conventional earth maps.
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Hinode is a Japanese mission developed and launched by ISAS/JAXA, with NAOJ as domestic partner and NASA and STFC (UK) as international partners. It is operated by these agencies in co-operation with ESA and the NSC (Norway).
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