The Hinode SWG has decided to prioritize and encourages proposals for
so-called IRIS/Hinode Operations Plans (IHOPs). Requests and details
of these operations plans are similar to normal HOPs except that they
include requests for observations from the Interface Region Imaging
Spectrograph (IRIS). IRIS is a small explorer satellite, built and
operated for NASA by Lockheed Martin Solar & Astrophysics Laboratory
in Palo Alto, CA. IRIS takes both images and spectra of the solar
photosphere, chromosphere, transition region and corona at high
spatial, temporal and spectral resolution, providing datasets that are
highly compatible with Hinode's suite of instruments. Details on IRIS
observing capabilities and what needs to be included for IRIS in IHOPs
can be found here:
Coordination with IRIS, through IHOPs, will be performed throughout the year, but will be very high priority during the months of February, March, April as well as August, September and October since neither IRIS or Hinode are in eclipse season during these months.
IHOPs will be discussed at the monthly meeting, just like HOPs.