National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Total Eclipse in the Orbit of "Hinode" (Solar-B)

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"Hinode" experienced total eclipse in orbit on 2007 March 19, while it was just a partial eclipse on the ground. These data are used to measure scatterd light of telescopes. X-ray Telescope (XRT) obtained full disk images during the total eclipse in soft X-ray images. Solar Optical Telescope (SOT) was pointed at disk center and witnessed shadow of mountains on the Moon.


More info: Hinode web page