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 HOP No.

 HOP title

HOP 0170

Coordination wit the RAISE Sounding Rocket

plan term


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 name : Hassler @  e-mail : hassler[at]boulder.swri.edu

contact person in HINODE team

 name : Mariska @  e-mail : mariska[at]nrl.navy.mil

 abstract of observational proposal
Summary: The Rapid Acquisition Imaging Spectrograph Experiment (RAISE) sounding rocket payload is a high speed scanning-slit imaging spectrograph designed to observe the dynamics and heating of the solar chromosphere and corona on time scales as short as 100-200 ms, with 1-2 arcsec spatial resolution and a velocity
sensitivity of ~2 km/s. The first flight of RAISE is scheduled for Aug. 23, 2010 (Flight 36.219 US), and will focus on the study of high frequency, small-scale dynamics of active region structure, connection between constantly emerging and evolving magnetic structures, and intensity fluctuations measured in the higher atmosphere in coordination with SDO and Hinode.

During the rocket flight RAISE will operate with a 30 second cadence, with a 6 x 8 arcmin FOV and ~2 arcsec resolution. The primary emission lines that are observed originate in the chromospheric and transition region (e.g., Ly-alpha, C IV, Ne VIII, Si II).

 request to SOT
During the launch window SOT should take high cadence Ca II H line/G-band images. Outside of the launch window SOT should take SP maps over the active region.

 request to XRT
During both the launch window and the 2 hour period outside it XRT should take relatively high cadence Ti-poly images with Al-Thick every 10 frames. Additionally, Be-Thick images should be taken every 10 minutes.

 request to EIS
During the launch window, high cadence slit raster scans over the core of the active region should be run (IUU_SCAN_STEPS_002). Observations before and after the launch window (+- 2 hours) should consist of large slit rasters (e.g.,

 other participating instruments

Target: Active region

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