KEYHOLE Operations: ------------------- 2006/08/21 - 2006/09/19 : 26 m Keyhole 2006/08/28 - 2006/09/13 : 34 m Keyhole - LASCO safed for maneuvers (SK and MM) on 09/05 @ 18:00 UT. LASCO recovery expected for late on 09/07; therefore, observations started on 09/07 @ ~ 22:00 UT. - Spacecraft Maneuvers (Station Keeping and Momentum Management, not roll) on 09/06. - 2006/08/19 - 2006/09/16 : EIT CCD Bakeout - At least until next S/C maneuvers (scheduled for 09/06), LASCO will NOT be recorded during DSN gaps (starting on 08/28, until 09/16). - 12 minutes cadence for C2 during Keyhole (only during contact periods since 08/28, which are sparse...).
00:12 UT WN West A bright loop front (development missed in the next data gap). By 04:24 UT the loop front is close to the outer edge of C2. It appears surrounded by a fainter and much wider front spanning all across the western hemisphere up to past the S Pole. Just before the second data gap, the C2 occulter seems to be surrounded, though the signal on E is barely discernible and only very close to the occulting disk. More faint wide loop fronts continue appearing on W. Only one C3 frame (05:18 UT) shows something of the event. Though the event covers a big angle in the western hemisphere, the S Pole is not crossed by that time. Afterwards, there is another data gap, so nothing else can be said. After this second gap, C2 shows a loop front already developing on WSW. Very faint and diffuse loop-like extensions seems to be developing above the S Pole. C3 shows no remnant signatures of any Halo event. No EIT images are available due to EIT CCD bakeout (the bakeout will last until 09/16). GOES recorded a couple of short duration B-class X-ray flares on NOAA AR 10909 during the time of the first LASCO data gap: i) a B4.4 on S07E06 between 01:30 UT - 01:47 UT with peak emission at 01:39 UT, and ii) a B3.3 on S07E05 between 02:34 - 02:45 UT with peak emission at 02:39 UT. And then during the second data gap, it recorded a B5.6 on the same AR (S06E01) between 10:13 - 11:46 UT with peak emission at 10:58 UT. In summary, an apparently faint and asymmetric Halo Event was observed by LASCO C2. It is hard to say whether the different structures mentioned above belong to a unique event. It seems to exist a temporal correlation between the activity on AR 10909 and the faint and diffuse wide loop-like extensions aforementioned. LASCO data gap between 00:12 - 04:12 UT. LASCO data gap between 05:14 - 14:24 UT. LASCO data gap between 16:36 - 23:36 UT. 23:36 UT S East System of faint loops already under development after data gap.
LASCO data gap between 00:00 - 07:24 UT. 07:24 UT S East Development of faint system of loops continues (LE already past the outer edge of C2). A faint twisted structure develops behind. LASCO data gap between 13:00 - 20:57 UT.
LASCO data gap between 00:24 - 07:12 UT. LASCO data gap between 10:12 - 23:12 UT. 23:12 UT E Limb Faint ragged front already under development after data gap.
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