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SDO First Light

These are "First Light" release movies for Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). For more information about SDO, visit the SDO web site @ NASA.gov.

Press Release Materials

link to gallery item Briefing Materials
Briefing Materials
link to gallery item NASA's New Eye on the Sun Delivers Stunning First Images
NASA's New Eye on the Sun Delivers Stunning First Images
link to gallery item Science@NASA: First Light for the Solar Dynamics Observatory
Science@NASA: First Light for the Solar Dynamics Observatory
link to gallery item SDO First Light Media
SDO First Light Media

SDO Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA)

The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) views the lower atmosphere of the Sun in ultraviolet wavelengths where we can see hot plasma moving along magnetic field lines. Home page for the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly.
link to gallery item CME Event of April 8, 2010 Full Disk (multiband)

CME Event of April 8, 2010 Full Disk (multiband)
link to gallery item CME Event of April 8, 2010 (multband)

CME Event of April 8, 2010 (multband)
link to gallery item Zoom-In on Launching Filament (multi-band)

Zoom-In on Launching Filament (multi-band)
link to gallery item Close-Up of Launching Filament (Bands 304)

Close-Up of Launching Filament (Bands 304)
link to gallery item Full-Disk View of Launching Filament (Bands 304)

Full-Disk View of Launching Filament (Bands 304)
link to gallery item Zoom-in of Launching Filament (Bands 304)

Zoom-in of Launching Filament (Bands 304)

SDO Helioseismic Magnetic Imager (HMI)

The Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI) images the Sun in a set of narrow wavelengths which enables us to study motions at the solar surface and collect magnetic field information. Home Page for the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager.

Continuum Images

The continuum images are constructed from several filters on HMI which closely resemble an optical image
link to gallery item Full Disk View - March 29, 2010

Full Disk View - March 29, 2010
link to gallery item Sunspot Closeup - March 29, 2010

Sunspot Closeup - March 29, 2010
link to gallery item Sunspot Zoom-in - March 29, 2010

Sunspot Zoom-in - March 29, 2010
link to gallery item Full Disk View - April 7, 2010

Full Disk View - April 7, 2010

Magnetograms

Magnetograms are constructed from multiple images, measuring the splitting of spectral lines in a magnetic field, called the Zeeman effect (Wikipedia).
link to gallery item Full Disk View - March 29, 2010

Full Disk View - March 29, 2010
link to gallery item Sunspot Close-Up - March 29, 2010

Sunspot Close-Up - March 29, 2010
link to gallery item Sunspot Zoom-In - March 29, 2010

Sunspot Zoom-In - March 29, 2010
link to gallery item Full Disk View - April 7, 2010

Full Disk View - April 7, 2010

Dopplergrams

Dopplergrams are also constructed from multiple filtered images, measuring the speed of each pixel by measuring the Doppler Shift (Wikipedia) of the spectral line.
link to gallery item Sunspot Close-Up - March 29, 2010

Sunspot Close-Up - March 29, 2010

SDO and Previous Missions

link to gallery item SDO and SOHO

SDO and SOHO
link to gallery item SDO and STEREO

SDO and STEREO

Additional SDO Resources

link to gallery item SDO Pre-Launch

SDO Pre-Launch

A variety of movies assembled from prior missions as a prelude to SDO.
link to gallery item SDO - Edited Features

SDO - Edited Features

Views of the instruments, interviews with scientists and engineers, and other goodies.
link to gallery item SDO on YouTube

SDO on YouTube

A collection of videos from the press conference.
link to gallery item SDO First Light High Resolution Stills

SDO First Light High Resolution Stills


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