Monday, September 14, 2015

Movies of the Alignment at NASA

NASA has posted a feature about the alignment yesterday morning. It looks great!
http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/nasas-sdo-catches-a-double-photobomb
Check it Out!

video
I made a short video from the AIA jpeg2000 images. You can also make these movies at HelioViewer. The motion of the Sun is caused by the telescope heating up as the Sun rises. SDO cannot run its fine guidance system without seeing the entire Sun. During an eclipse the fine guidance system is turned off and a little while after the eclipse it is turned back on.