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Welcome to the Hinode Science Data Centre Europe, a joint project between Norway and the European Space Agency (ESA). The data centre is run by the Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Oslo on behalf of the Norwegian Space Centre (NSC).

Hinode (Sunrise in Japanese) is a project to study the Sun, led by the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) in collaboration with NASA, the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), and the European Space Agency (ESA). Hinode is equipped with three solar telescopes (EIS, SOT and XRT), and was launched from Uchinoura Space Center on 22 September 2006 at 21:36 UT.

We now have IRIS level 2 data!

This means we are no longer a single-mission archive. The process of incorporating IRIS data into the archive has been an eye-opener - we think we have learned a lot from the many mistakes that became obvious during the process. The experience will be very useful for the future inclusion of other solar observations in the archive.

We now also have BIFROST and MURaM simulation data

There is another IRIS archive at Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory (LMSAL), which we think has some nice features that we hope to incorporate in our archive at some point. For details about the IRIS mission, go to iris.lmsal.com.

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When you publish your work on Hinode data, we would like to ask you to acknowledge the Hinode mission using one of the two following texts:

  • Hinode is a Japanese mission developed and launched by ISAS/JAXA, with NAOJ as domestic partner and NASA and STFC (UK) as international partners. It is operated by these agencies in co-operation with ESA and NSC (Norway).
  • Hinode is a Japanese mission developed and launched by ISAS/JAXA, collaborating with NAOJ as a domestic partner, NASA and STFC (UK) as international partners. Scientific operation of the Hinode mission is conducted by the Hinode science team organized at ISAS/JAXA. This team mainly consists of scientists from institutes in the partner countries. Support for the post-launch operation is provided by JAXA and NAOJ (Japan), STFC (U.K.), NASA (U.S.A.), ESA, and NSC (Norway).
See also the NAOJ page with instructions for Hinode data users.

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Image taken by Hinode SOT. Credit: Hinode JAXA/NASA

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