HINODE data

Descriptions of process levels and data products about Hinode.



Process Levels

Hinode observation data are processed by each instrument developper theam. In this section, we describe an outline of process levels of Hinode observation data.

Level-2 Data
Level-2 data is obtained by converting Level-1 data into physical quantities such as magnetic flux density and temperature. There are magnetic field spectrum maps with SOT-SP (by HAO) and maps of UV emission line intensity, Doppler velocity, line width, etc. with EIS (by MSSL).
Level-1 Data
Level-1 data can be obtained by executing a calibration program using the calibration data. Count and location information are configured.

Calibration data and calibration programs will be provided by each observation equipment team from time to time, calibration data will be distributed by SSW DB, and calibration programs will be distributed by SSW. SolarSoftWare (SSW) is published at LMSAL.

Level-0 Data
Level-0 data is a reformation of the data output from the satellite, and neither count nor position information is configured.
Usually within a few days of the observation a level-0 file will be generated. This should be the definitive level-0 file, although sometimes level-0 files are re-formatted at a later date when extra data are recovered from the telemetry stream.
Please see also the Hinode Level-0 FITS file page on NAOJ including data formats and FITS header keywards.
Preliminary Data
Preliminary data are created only for quick look. Usually within a day-or-so of the observations the data will be written to a preliminary data file. These files may not contain all of the data and may contain incorrect information in the headers, thus they should not be used for data analysis.
Data directory structure, data formats, and file name conventions are same as Level-0 data.

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Data Archives on DARTS

DARTS distributes Processed Data (Level-0 data from all instruments, SOT Level-1 and Level-2 mirror data). The data directory is divided by process level and instrument as follows:

https://data.darts.isas.jaxa.jp/pub/hinode/

      sot/level0/
      xrt/level0/
      eis/level0/

      sot/level1/
      sot/level1hao/
      sot/level2hao/

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Temporary Data on DARTS

DARTS also distributes Preliminary data temporarily until the Level-0 data would be created. The data directory is divided by instrument as follows:

https://data.darts.isas.jaxa.jp/pub/solarb/

      sot/QuickLook/
      xrt/QuickLook/
      eis/quicklook/

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Observation Data

SOT-FG

Level-1 data [from 18 Oct 2006 to 15 Oct 2016]
The calibrated image files that created by applying standard calibration algorithms to each Level-0 FITS file. more details
Level-0 Data [from 18 Oct 2006 to 26 Feb 2016]
The uncalibrated polarization spectra taken by the spectrograph, after having been reformatted from the raw bitstream. more details
Preliminary Data
Preliminary data is temporary data only for Quick Look.

SOT-SP

Level-2.1 data
Result from resolving the 180° ambiguity in the azimuthal magnetic field that is present in the inverted Level 2 data. more details (link to LMSAL)
Level-2 data [from 26 Oct 2006 to ongoing]
The vector (three-component) magnetograms and a set of related variables. They are resulting from using the Level 1 data as input to a Milne-Eddington spectropolarimetric inversion scheme. more details
Level-1 data [from 26 Oct 2006 to ongoing]
Calibrated 3D (spectral x spatial x 4 Stokes parameters) polarization spectra ready for scientific analysis. more details
Level-0 Data [from 18 Oct 2006 to ongoing]
4D (spectral x spatial x 2 CCDSIDES x 4 Stokes parameters) polarization spectra from each scan after having been reformatted from the raw bitstream. more details
Preliminary Data
Preliminary data is temporary data only for Quick Look.

XRT

Level-2 Data
X-ray full-Sun images obtained through the synoptic program of Hinode XRT. more details (link to MSU)
Level-1 Data
Level-1 data can be obtained by executing a calibration program using the calibration data.
Level-0 Data [from 23 Oct 2006 to ongoing]
The appearance of the corona taken with a CCD camera. more details
Preliminary Data
Preliminary data is temporary data only for Quick Look.

EIS

Level-2 data
Map of UV emission line intensity, Doppler velocity, line width, etc. more details (link to MSSL).
Level-1 data
Level-1 data can be obtained by executing a calibration program using the calibration data.
On NRL, There is the new Level-1 product, that contains both the processed Level-1 data and (hopefully) all of the ancillary information needed for data analysis. more details (link to NRL).
Level-0 Data [from 20 Oct 2006 to ongoing]
The 3D Cube with space 2D x wavelength. more details
Preliminary Data
Preliminary data is temporary data only for Quick Look.

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Other Data Products

Movies

[NAOJ] Hinode QL Movies (on NAOJ) [from October 2016 to ongoing]
Daily images for quick look.
[MSU] XRT Level0 data Mpeg Movie Archive (on MSU) [from November 2006 to ongoting]
Movies of XRT Level-0 data (data category for uncalibrated data) organized by month for quick look.

Images

[NAOJ] Hinode Latest Images (on NAOJ) [Latest date only]
Latest images of XRT Full Sun (Synoptic)
[LMSAL] Recent Observations (on LMSAL) [Recent few month]
Images and observation informations of SOT, XRT, and other telescopes.
[DARTS] QL images of Level-0 Data (on DARTS) [from October 2016 to ongoing]
The Quick Look images (PNG format) of SOT-FG / XRT / EIS Level-0 data and SOT-SP MAP. Created by DARTS.
[MSU] XRT Synoptic Composite Image Archive (on MSU) [from November 2006 to ongoting]
Daily XRT synoptic images with calendar format, to access a complete list of PNG and FITS files.
[SAO] XRT Synoptic Composite Images (on SAO) [from November 2006 to April 2010]
Daily XRT synoptic images with calendar format, to access a complete list of PNG and FITS files.
[SolarMonitor] www.SolarMonitor.org [from July 2007 to ongoing]
Daily synoptic images of XRT and other satellites. These pages contain near-realtime and archived information on active regions and solar activity.
[SAO] XRT Picture of the Week Archive (on SAO) [from January 2007 to ongoing]
Archive of pictures and movies by Hinode XRT with some solar activity or some events.

Map Files

[DARTS] SOT-SP Level-0 MAP Data (on DARTS) [from October 2016 to ongoing]
The map files (FITS format) created by DARTS using one raster of Level-0 data files for quick look.
[SAO] XRT Carrington Maps (on SAO) [from November 2019 to ongoing]
Archive of pictures and movies by Hinode XRT with some solar activity or some events.

Catalogs

[ISEE] Hinode Flare Catalogue (on Nagoya Univ.) [from October 2016 to December 2020]
Lists of flare observed Hinode with links to DARTS Hinode Data Center.
[SAO] XRT Flare Catalog (on SAO) [from November 2006 to ongoting]
The XRT flare catalog, which includes basic information for all flares during the Hinode mission. Movies are also available.
[SAO] XRT Focus Catalog (on SAO) [from January 2014 to August 2021]
This catalog contains the focus mode date obtained by Hinode XRT. Images and additional information are available.

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Last Modified: 04 July 2022