Planning week 9 - 16 Jun 2018
This planning week took place during the Hinode eclipse
season. It began with no activity, and only a very weak, decaying AR at
central meridian, which was the default target initially. On 11 June,
AR 12713 appeared over the east limb, and this became the
default target although it produced no significant flaring activity.
There were a few irritations this week:
- XRT is running a new disk center synoptic program between 0
and 3 UT every day.
- eis_mk_plan is very slow when saving studies on the
timeline (seems only to affect computers with MacOS 10.13.5?). This was a particular problem for HOPs 79 and 130.
- HOP 358 (with GREGOR and SST) only sent pointing
information in time for the final plan, with no indication of what
they'd be looking at.
- SOT was running long calibration studies at disk center.
Interesting studies (for me) were:
- Isolated fan loop study on 9 & 10 June.
- North coronal hole map on 16 June.
- Tracking of AR with 8 HPW021 rasters on 14 June.
Saturday 9 June (OP1)
HOP 358 (GREGOR & SST) was observing the south coronal
hole, so I scheduled an Atlas_60 at 11:27 UT.
was bright fan loop in the FOV, so I scheduled cool_loop_response
four times at 18:23, 19:47, 21:15 and 22:54 UT. There was no SOT or XRT
data. UPDATE: this loop survived and the data should be good.
Sunday 10 June (OP1)
HOP 333 (center-to-limb quiet Sun with ALMA) was partially
supported between 15:20 and 17:00. The PI gave four pointings but due
to eclipses I could only support the first three using the study
I continued the fan loop study with cool_loop_response rasters
at 19:02, 20:12 and 21:51 UT. UPDATE: the fan was just about gone as
the first raster started.
Monday 11 June (OP1)
HOP 336 (cycle 25 bright points) was supported at two pointing
locations between 12:37 and 19:00. I ran Large_CH_Map twice at each
I ran two rasters of HPW021VEL260x512v2 at 20:57 and
22:33 UT at the east limb active region.
Tuesday 12 June (OP1)
A quiet Sun atlas was scheduled at 00:04 UT.
Atlas_60's were performed for the AR at the east limb at 03:21 and
06:38 UT. The first was partly on disk, and the second was set about
100" further out.
Tuesday 12 June (OP2)
HOP 130 was scheduled from 12:00 to 19:00.
A HPW021 raster was run on the east limb AR at 21:31 UT
Five orbits were used for quiet Sun disk center tracking
between 23:08 and 06:40 using dhb_atlas_120m_30.
Wednesday 13 June (OP2)
The quiet Sun tracking continued until 06:40.
For the AR at the east limb, I used cool_loop_response between
19:40 and 24:00. I'm hoping to catch the footpoints at the leading edge
of the AR.
Thursday 14 June (OP2)
A second HPW021 raster of the OP was run on the east limb AR
at 02:53 UT.
Thursday 14 June (OP3)
EIS had 30% of the DR for this OP. I scheduled 4 then 3 runs of HPW021
in 7 of 8 orbits beginning at 11:07 (sequence was interrupted by a XRT
Friday 15 June (OP3)
HOP 79 began at 03:30 with 20 pointings (N-S) and continued
until 02:30 on Saturday.
Saturday 16 June (OP3)
I took advantage of a SOT QS pointing to take two Large_CH_map
studies at the north pole. The first at 02:32 is set to cover the upper
part of the FOV (including off-limb), and the second at 04:04 UT covers
the lower part, including a CH extension.
I scheduled two more HPW021 rasters on AR 12713 at 05:44 and
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