Planning week 3-10 May 2014

The week began with low activity. AR 12049 was crossing the central meridian, and it had some nice spots. The Max Millenium target switched to AR 12051 during the weekend, which was close to the west limb and producing the occasional C-flare. 12051 and 12047 (just to the SE of 12051) produced a few C and M-flares during the week, although I didn't spend much time observing them.

Quite a large coronal hole in the southern hemisphere crossed the central meridian during 7-9 May and I got a ~12 hour observation on Friday.

I communicated quite a bit with the IRIS planners (J.-P. Wuelser, N. Schanche) to get coordinated observations for the non-HOP studies.

The interesting observations are:

Saturday 3 May (OP 1)

AIA 193 image

We began tracking AR 12049. I first ran Atlas_60 at 09:50 on the leading sunspot. We then switched to HOP 250 at 11:50 for 3 orbits, the pointing was at the center of the AR. The next two orbits were spent on the leading sunspot, with the Cool_loop_response study from 16:25. I arranged this latter obs with IRIS in the hope we'd get some nice sunspot plumes.

The next study was at the SE limb with cam_ar_limb_lite_v2 at 20:25.

HOP 248 (coronal rain) was next at the west limb, with 3 orbits from 23:00 with a sit-and-stare study.

Sunday 4 May (OP1)

AIA 193 image

A La Palma campaign with IRIS was supported next for 3 orbits from 07:10. The study was my jet study. The target was quiet Sun, and I made sure to get the pointing right with IRIS.

HOP 247 (hot plage/moss) was next on AR 12049 at 12:15. The IRIS slit was running E-W, so I chose the pointing to be in a bright patch of moss.

The Hinode alignment program was run during 18:55 to 21:30.

HOP 249 (spicules) was supported from 23:35 to 00:40 at the east limb. EIS was running a sit-and-stare study about 10-15" above the limb.

Monday 5 May (OP 1)

AIA 193 image

The La Palma campaign was supported again from 09:25 to 15:35 with 4 orbits.

Atlas_60 was run above the NW limb (quiet) at 19:25.

Tuesday 6 May (OP 2)

AIA 193 image

This plan began with HOP 81 at the north pole. I took advantage of this observing slot to schedule an Atlas_60 in the quiet Sun at 15:10. I moved the EIS pointing south to where the line width is narrower. I've coordinated this atlas with IRIS.

HOP 248 (coronal rain) was scheduled again during 23-3 UT. Target was AR 12051.

Wednesday 7 May (OP 2)

AIA 193 image

The La Palma campaign was supported again near disk center (quiet Sun) during 07:20 to 12:00. An Atlas_60 was scheduled for 13:00 for AR 12052. I chose this rather than 12051 as it's near disk center and fairly simple. 12051 (on the limb) has ARs in front of it and is messy. Note that I've coordinated this Atlas with IRIS.

HOP 249 (spicules) was scheduled again at west limb from 23:50.

Thursday 8 May (OP 3)

AIA 193 image

This OP began with HOP 81 at 11:13 at the south pole. Since there's a large coronal hole nearby (not a polar hole), I adjusted the pointing towards the north to pick up more of the hole. I used some additional time to schedule Large_CH_map at 16:18 to observe the CH.

The west limb has been active, mainly from 12051 and 12047. I scheduled Atlas_60 (18:20) and two runs of FlareResponse01 (19:41, 21:19) in the hope that I might catch some action. HOP 244 was then scheduled from 23:00 to 04:00, and EIS runs the XRT flare trigger program.

Friday 9 May (OP 3)

AIA 193 image

The La Palma campaign was supported again from 06:57 to 09:50 at disk center.

We then observe the coronal hole almost continuously from 10:14 to 22:57 (interrupted by synoptic) with the study Cor_Hole_Jet_v1.

HOP 249 (spicules) is supported again 23:22 to 03:46, this time at south pole. I shifted the pointing north a little so as to pick up more of the coronal hole.

Saturday 10 May (OP 3)

AIA 193 image

HOP 249 is continued until 03:46 this day.