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Use for questions about observations of the Sun done with The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft.

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How does SOHO know what's going on in the sun's magnetic feild?

SOHO can image the sun's magnetosphere. I don't have the foggiest idea how they manage it, because at most a satellite can have a single compass, and measure one point in the magnetic field. I thought ...
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What's the rationale behind the false colours in solar observation photographs?

Images from SOHO, SDO and other sun observatories are often coloured differently for different wavelengths or temperatures:
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Why does e.g. Hubble's secondary mirror not block part of the picture?

The SOHO observatory has an opaque object in the light path that blocks the direct light from the sun making it possible to observe the corona. Hubble and many other telescopes have a big primary ...
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How to get SOHO Satellite images' coordinates?

I'm working with images from LASCO C3 coronagraph I'm able to download pictures from LASCO C3 using this form Then, I want to do some analysis of ...
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What phenomena was this video from SOHO actually showing?

My friend showed me a video of a CME that looked as if it was swirling into a gigantic circular "spaceship" or "UFO" and he explained it as "an alien ship potentially refueling". I did a bit of ...