Let's Look at the Sun with Hinode Satellite 2023

PAONET Public Use of Hinode Data Working Group(PAOHINODE WG)
Kentaro Yaji(National Institute for Fusion Science)
Masumi Shimojo(National Astronomical Observatory of Japan)

Here in Japanese

Joint Observation Term

Contact us

Observation Results

How to Observe

Observation Object

How to Check Hinode Data

Q & A

Useful Website

Participant Schools and Facilities

Latest Solar Images

White Light
(The Solar Science Observatory, NAOJ)

Hα line
(The Solar Science Observatory, NAOJ)


Joint Observation Term in 2023

2023/08/21-08/26 2:00-6:00UT

Hinode is solar observation satellite launced in 2006. It is encouraged that Hinode observation data is used for not only research but also education. Hinode has joint observations with high school students and astronomical facilities every year since 2010. With this chance, would you take part in this joint observation and compare Hinode data in x-ray/visible light with your own observation data? We would like to pay attention on the sun under the solar maximum now. Among the partipant schools, the students have a presentaion on the joint observation results at the local science contests and so on. Foreign solar reseachers have The joint observations have highly paid the attension on the joint observations ever. Hinode team hope that the students carry out the joint observations.
- You don't need observe every day. It is no problem to observe only one day.
- Nearly at 4:00UT, solar fulldisk image is observed in x-ray. In other hours, active regions or prominences are observed in x-ray. However, It is not available to observed in visible light and CaH line now.

Contact us

To those who are interested in this joint observation,
Please contact as follow.

Kentaro Yaji
E-mail kentaro.yaji [atmark] gmail.com  (Please replace [atmark] to @ .)

Observation Results

2010Sep. 1 to 6
Dec. 14 to 20
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2011July 24 to Aug. 6,
Dec. 19 to 24
Click here.
2012July 23 to 31,Aug. 26 to Sep. 1
Dec. 17 to 22
Under Construction
2013July 22 to 26, Aug 26 to 31
Dec 16 to 21
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2014July 21 to 26Click here.
2015July 27 to Aug. 1,
Aug. 24 to Aug. 29
Click here.
2016July 23 to 30
Aug. 15 to Aug. 20
2017July 31 to Aug. 5
Aug. 7 to Aug. 12
2018July 23 to 28
Aug. 6 to Aug. 11
2019Aug. 19 to 24
2020Aug. 24 to 29
2021Aug. 2 to 7
2022Aug. 22 to 27

This is overlaid Hinode/XRT image with Sunspot Drawing by Kishiwada High School.
(Observed on 2010/9/4)

Left:Hα image observed with Keio High school Right:Hinode/XRT
(Observaed on 2011/7/25/

How to Observe

  • Drowing Sketch
  • Photo
  • Hα line
  • CaK line
  • Radio Observation

Observation Objects

Joint observers recive observation objects and regions by e-mail every day.

Solar fulldisk image

  • X-Ray Telescope(XRT)
  • Observed nearly at 4:00UT
x-rayx-raywhite light
2012年7月31日のX線全面画像 2012年7月31日のX線全面画像 2012年7月31日の白色光全面画像
long exposure
short exposure
white light images observed with XRT. Image quality is not so good.

Sunspots and Active Regions

CoronaSunspot(Photosphere)ChromosphereMagnetic Fields
X-ray Sun partial image G-Band Sun partial image CaH line Sun partial image Magnetic Field partial image
X-ray G-Band CaH Magnetic Fields.
White shows N-polarity,Black is S-polarity.

How to check Hinode data

You can look at images and data which Hinode observed as following way,

Q & A

Useful Website

Participant Schools and Facilities in the Past

Gunma Takasaki Girls' High School
Gunma Tomioka High School
Saitama Kasugabe Girls' High School
Saitama Urawa Nishi High School
Saitama Kawaguchi Sogo High School
Saitama Saitama Univ., Dept of Education
Tokyo Toho Junior and Senior High School
Tokyo Tokyo Tech High School of Science and Technology
Tokyo Meisei Gakuen High School
Tokyo Kaisei High School
Kanagawa Keio Gijuku High School
Kanagawa Yokohama Science Frontia High School
Kanagawa Sagamihara Koyokan High School
Aich Nagoya High School, Eatrh Science Club
Nagoya Junior High School, Science Club
Shiga Maibara High School, Eatrh Science Club
Osaka Kishiwada High School, Astronomical Club
Osaka Akutagawa High School
Hyogo Hyogo Univ. High School
Hyogo Mita-Shounkan High School
Hyogo Maiko High School
Hiroshima Hiroshima Shudo High School
Hiroshima Hiroshima Johoku High school
Miyazaki Tsuno High School, Astronomical Club
Miyazaki Miyazaki kita High Schoo
Astronomical Facilities and Others
Saitama Kawaguchi Science Museum Solar Live
Tokyo Meiji Univ. Astronomical Club, The Solar group
Shizuoka Gekko Observatory
Gifu Heartpia Anpachi Observatory

Last Update on 2023/6/22