Thursday, November 4, 2010

SDO Weekly Report for November 4, 2010

The EVE cruciform was delayed for one day and performed on Thursday. Some of the images in Thursday's movies were taken when SDO was pointed away from the Sun so they are missing or have the stripes we saw last week.

The Instrument calibration activities were shifted this week to accommodate the 40-hour continuous observation campaign of the Hinode satellite observation. This was to study the emergence and disappearance of magnetic flux at the Sun’s disk center. EVE reported that there was some improvement in the MEGS-B performance after the previous CCD bakeout but they will return to a 24 hour bakeout during the next eclipse period. The FOT updated the jitter wheel speed limits to 850 rpm from the 380 rpm limit set prior to launch.