Saturday, March 20, 2010

A Busy Day for the Instruments

Friday was a day to run in science mode. SDO ran all three instruments over night with test patterns.

The EVE instrument completed its component check outs.

HMI prepared to turn off the decontamination heaters on Saturday to allow the CCDs to get cold.

AIA worked with their guide telescopes and image stabilization system. AIA'S GTs tell us where we are pointing with great precision and they are important to test.

SDO continues to operate well. Another longer eclipse will happen tonight and an antenna handover will be done.