A Comparative View of the Sun: SDO/AIA 193 and SOHO/EIT 195

  • Released Wednesday, March 31, 2010
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This movie compares the spatial and temporal resolutions of the SDO/AIA (Atmospheric Imaging Assembly) imager to the SOHO/EIT (Extreme ultraviolet Imaging Telescope) imager. SOHO/EIT's highest resolution is 1024x1024 pixels with images taken about every 12 minutes for the 195 Ångstrom band. The SDO/AIA 193 band takes images at 4096x4096 pixels every twelve seconds!

In this movie we can see the difference this makes for a closeup view of Active Region 1087. EIT reveals changes in the active region, which AIA reveals many details.

This visualization is a companion piece to A Comparative View of the Sun: SDO/AIA 193 and STEREO-B/EUVI 195.


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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

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This page was originally published on Wednesday, March 31, 2010.
This page was last updated on Wednesday, May 3, 2023 at 1:54 PM EDT.


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