Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Calibration Maneuver Days

Today and tomorrow there will be many blank images of the Sun as SDO does a series of calibration maneuvers designed to understand how the instruments work. The EVE cruciform maneuver is running today; tomorrow we run a few others for all three instrument. These maneuvers are used to track changes in the instruments as they sit in space. We will return to 24/7 data collection late tomorrow (July 15, 2010).