31 July 2014 - Mission Day: 6817 - DOY: 212
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FINAL MINUTES FOR SOHO 2007-10-26 SPWG MEETING

1. Boundary conditions

a) Orbit, attitude and manoeuvres

- SOHO is in right side up roll (0 deg) position

- manoeuvres

  To the degree possible, manoeuvres take place during the last days of
  34-m keyholes. Currently set manoeuvre dates are:

  Nov 27        roll, station-keeping and momentum management
                (timing TBC)



b) Communications with the spacecraft

  Graphical DSN schedule: http://soho.nascom.nasa.gov/soc/dsn/

  Keyhole dates for the next 6 months:

* Nov 15-Dec 2  26 m keyhole
* Nov 19-28     34 m keyhole

* Feb 4-Mar 2   26 m keyhole
* Feb 11-24     34 m keyhole

- The need and approach to reduce FOT manpower requirements needed for
  complex operations during the keyhole remains in effect until further 
  notice.

  All available keyhole information is at
  http://soho.nascom.nasa.gov/soc/keyholes.html. Direct link to the list of
  estimated dates for future keyholes is
  http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/soc/keyholes.txt.



c) KNOWN submode (SM) dependent activities/submode changes:

* TOO           JOP153/MMOP003 Future Major Flare Watch (SM5 if SUMER
                observes target, SM6 otherwise)
* Oct 25-Nov 1  SUMER campaign preparations (SM5)
* Nov 6         EUNIS Sounding Rocket Launch, 
                primary launch window 16:45-16:55 UT;
                secondary launch window 18:00-18:40 UT 
                (TBC; SM5, SUMER supports)
* Nov 2-16      Polar Plume and Active Region Morphology Studies, 
                SUMER/CDS/MDI/UVCS/EIT/VTT/HINODE/TRACE/STEREO-EUVI (SM5)
* Jan 23, 30    EIT shutterless #30 (SM6)
* Apr 9,16      EIT Shutterless #31 (SM6)
* Apr 21-May 16 SUMER Campaign, TBC (SM5)

- Some of the default SUMER campaign dates overlap with keyholes - which is
  not a problem in itself (submode 5 will often be needed for keyholes
  anyhow) as long as potential periods of no SUMER data between passes can
  be accepted.

- Except for Major Flare Watches, TRACE will be doing full disk mosaics
  if/when EIT is not able to do synoptic sets due to keyhole operations.



d) Instrument maintenance activities

  EIT bakeout periods will be during keyholes.  Dates and times are defined
  when the DSN schedules become available.



e) Others

  TRACE winter eclipse season is 13 Sep 2007 - 13 Mar 2008. Hard eclipses
  started on 23 Sep 2007.

  Unattended automated night passes for SOHO began October 6 2007.

2. Priorities for the coming month and more

a) Joint observing plans and campaigns

Continuing campaigns:

* 2002/02/25--  JOP136 Default RHESSI Collaborations (#6850),
                POC: Tero Siili
* 2003/05/13--  Default CDS Co-observations with TRACE (#6950)
* 2005/09/20--  JOP153/MMOP003 Future Major Flare Watch (#8008)
* 2007/03/20--  Default CDS/Hinode-EIS co-observations (#7200)

  Campaign #6850 is for "individual instrument studies" selecting an active
  region target [partially] influenced by the Max Millennium target
  selection to maximise chances of serendipitous co-observations.

  EIT supports all with half/full-res 195 A CME watch in submode 5/6. It is
  clear that STEREO-EUVI provides adequate "context" information for RHESSI
  flare observations. Routine EIT submode and resolution switches are
  probably no longer needed.


* Oct 25-Nov 1  SUMER campaign preparations (timing TBC)

  Submode change will be on Oct 25 at 19:30 UT. SUMER door opening and 
  setup will begin on Oct 25. More comprehensive description of the
  Oct-Nov 2007 SUMER-Hinode set of collaborations is below under title
  "Polar Plume and Active Region Morphology Studies" for dates Nov 2-16.


* Oct 26-29      MDI 3-day Continuous Contact

  The default observing campaign for the 3-day Continuous Contact will be
  3-variable high-resolution observing mode, with a 7'x7' extract, probably
  with tracking across disk center, in coordination with Hinode.


* Oct 30-Nov 5  JOP197/HOP044 Observations of Coronal Hole Plumes (#7243),
                  CDS/SUMER/UVCS/Hinode-EIS/Hinode-SOT/Hinode-XRT/
                  STEREO-COR1/STEREO-EUVI/TRACE/,
                  POC: Giulio Del Zanna

  A Hinode HOP (titled "Multi-wavelength observation of coronal hole plumes
  at solar minimum") asking for a Hinode observing period 30 Oct - 5 Nov
  has been proposed by Del Zanna. The proposal has been accepted, and
  assigned the number 44
  (http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/home/solar/hinode_op/hop.php?hop=0044).

  CDS will participate.

  A web site/campaign interface has been set up for the late Oct-Nov
  campaigns and JOPs involving SUMER or Hinode. The URL is
  http://www.mps.mpg.de/homes/theissen/scr/planning/index.html. See also
  the entry for "Polar Plume and Active Region Morphology Studies" below.


* Nov 1-16      JOP196 Detection of Waves in the Solar Atmosphere (#7244),
                  CDS/SUMER/Hinode-EIS/Hinode-SOT/Hinode-XRT/STEREO-EUVI/
                  TRACE/VTT-TIP2,
                  POC: Luca Teriaca

  CDS will participate.

  A web site/campaign interface has been set up for the late Oct-Nov
  campaigns and JOPs involving SUMER or Hinode. The URL is
  http://www.mps.mpg.de/homes/theissen/scr/planning/index.html. See also
  the entry for "Polar Plume and Active Region Morphology Studies" below.


* Nov 2-11      JOP198 Spectral Observations of Spicule Dynamics (#7245),
                  SUMER/Hinode-EIS/Hinode-SOT/Hinode-XRT/TRACE/NSO-DST,
		  POC: Kevin Reardon

  A web site/campaign interface has been set up for the late Oct-Nov
  campaigns and JOPs involving SUMER or Hinode. The URL is
  http://www.mps.mpg.de/homes/theissen/scr/planning/index.html. See also
  the entry for "Polar Plume and Active Region Morphology Studies" below.


* Nov 2-16      Polar Plume and Active Region Morphology Studies, 
                  SUMER/CDS/MDI/UVCS/EIT/VTT/HINODE/TRACE/STEREO-EUVI,
		  POC: Davina Innes

  There are several JOPs associated with this campaign. These are listed
  separately on the calendar (see above and below) and have separate
  campaign numbers. The overall schedule for the proposed JOPs/HOPs is
  frozen.

  POC in ISAS:                      Enrico Landi (TBC)
  POC in MPS:                       Davina Innes
  SUMER operators and POCs in GSFC: Udo Schuehle, Dietmar Germerott

  A web-based campaign interface/planning tool has been set up for the
  implementation of JOPs/HOPs involving SUMER or Hinode. The time period is
  2-16 Nov. The URL is
  http://www.mps.mpg.de/homes/theissen/scr/planning/index.html. The
  interface is hopefully self explanatory but Davina Innes will be writing
  to planners and observers to make sure that they are OK with it. All
  teams participating in the SUMER campaign of November (now including the
  EUNIS flight) are strongly encouraged to use this tool for communicating
  observational details. It will serve for the overall organisation of the
  campaign as well as for the daily planning. Please check and complete
  your entries.

  NOTE: the instrument planners CAN but do not HAVE to upload to/through
  the web interface. It is there as an alternative to emailing the
  observers. However, some observers ask for confirmation that their target
  requests got through. To facilitate the work of planners a feature "links
  to timelines" is included. From there one can go straight to the SoHO
  targets, TRACE, Hinode-SOT, MDI timelines. If these links are kept
  up-to-date then there is no more need for uploading by the instrument
  planners. Further links will be added if needed and available.

  Werner Curdt writes that observers are requested to contact all
  instrument teams involved and to timely submit JOP/HOP descriptions with
  all the observational details approved. The responsibility for the
  proposed studies rests with the observers. Note, that TRACE will be in
  eclipse at that time, and EUV observations will be constrained.

  CDS will join the campaign. All Hinode and SUMER users are invited to
  submit requests for complementary CDS observations. Send requests to
  A.Fludra (at) rl.ac.uk and P.R.Young (at) rl.ac.uk.

  MDI will support the Polar Plume & AR study and the associated JOPs to
  the extent possible (given high rate telemetry availability and our rule
  of switching modes at most once per day).  The Helioseismology study with
  Hinode has been changed to Dec 3-6.  Our current default plan is to stay
  in full disk observing mode unless/until the Lindau POC asks otherwise.

  EIT is apparently uninvolved, so we assume that our default program is
  sufficient for anyone not using STEREO SECCHI EUVI data.


* Nov 2-16      JOP104 Doppler Shifts in X-ray Jets (#7242),
                  CDS/EIT/SUMER/RHESSI/TRACE(TBD),
                  POC: Davina Innes

  Support request list for this run of the JOP remains TBC.

  TRACE can support and is requesting for more information on the type of
  support requested.

  No EIT participation defined. Regular synoptics and half-res CME watch in
  195 A are assumed to suffice.

  CDS will support.

  UVCS has decided not to support JOP104 to provide the needed observation
  time for support of JOP195 instead.


* Nov 2-16      JOP190/HOP027 Temperature, Density and 3-D Structure of AR
                  Loops (#7247), CDS/SUMER/MDI/Hinode-EIS/Hinode-SOT/
                  Hinode-XRT(TBD)/TRACE(TBD)/STEREO/VTT/Huairou,
                  POC: Davina Innes

  A web site/campaign interface has been set up for the late Oct-Nov
  campaigns and JOPs involving SUMER or Hinode. The URL is
  http://www.mps.mpg.de/homes/theissen/scr/planning/index.html. See also
  the entry for "Polar Plume and Active Region Morphology Studies" below.

  Ground based supports for October were cancelled and moved to November.

  CDS will support.

  MDI will support JOP190. The Helioseismology study with Hinode has been
  changed to Dec 3-6.  Since the 60-day continuous contact is moved, MDI
  can provide either full-disk or high-resolution mode observations. MDI
  can provide observations to all of the requested JOPs if we have high
  rate data and if the targets for each do not conflict (i.e., one JOP
  wants high-resolution and another wants full-disk or some other pointing
  in high-resolution mode).  MDI will not switch observing modes on
  timescales less than 24 h.


* Nov 2-16      JOP191/HOP027 Structure and Evolution of Filaments/
                  Prominences (#7248), CDS/SUMER/MDI/Hinode-EIS(TBD)/
                  Hinode-SOT/Hinode-XRT(TBD)/TRACE(TBD)/STEREO/VTT/Huairou,
                  POC: Davina Innes

  A web site/campaign interface has been set up for the late Oct-Nov
  campaigns and JOPs involving SUMER or Hinode. The URL is
  http://www.mps.mpg.de/homes/theissen/scr/planning/index.html. See also
  the entry for "Polar Plume and Active Region Morphology Studies" above.

  Ground based supports for October were cancelled and moved to November.

  CDS will support.

  MDI will support JOP191. The Helioseismology study with Hinode has been
  changed to Dec 3-6.  Since the 60 Day CC is moved, MDI can provide either
  FD or HR mode observations. See also response to JOP190 above.


* Nov 2-16      JOP192/HOP027 Chromospheric Heating - Waves and
                  Reconnection (#7249), CDS/SUMER/MDI/Hinode-EIS(TBD)/
                  Hinode-SOT/Hinode-XRT(TBD)/TRACE(TBD)/STEREO/VTT/Huairou,
                  POC: Davina Innes

  A web site/campaign interface has been set up for the late Oct-Nov
  campaigns and JOPs involving SUMER or Hinode. The URL is
  http://www.mps.mpg.de/homes/theissen/scr/planning/index.html. See also
  the entry for "Polar Plume and Active Region Morphology Studies" above.

  CDS will support.

  Since the 60 Day CC is moved, MDI can provide either FD or HR mode
  observations. See also response to JOP190 above.

  MDI will support JOP192. The Helioseismology study with Hinode has been
  changed to Dec 3-6.  Since the 60 Day CC is moved, MDI can provide either
  FD or HR mode observations. See also response to JOP190 above.


* Nov 2-16      JOP193/HOP 031 Coronal Holes Boundaries Evolution (#7250),
                  CDS/SUMER/MDI/Hinode-EIS/Hinode-SOT/Hinode-XRT/TRACE/
                  STEREO/VTT/Huairou, POC: Maria Madjarska

  A web site/campaign interface has been set up for the late Oct-Nov
  campaigns and JOPs involving SUMER or Hinode. The URL is
  http://www.mps.mpg.de/homes/theissen/scr/planning/index.html. See also
  the entry for "Polar Plume and Active Region Morphology Studies" above.

  CDS will support.

  Since the 60 Day CC is moved, MDI can provide either FD or HR mode
  observations.  See also response to JOP190 above.

  Dates of this JOP were specified on Aug 23. That information has been
  e-mailed to instrument planners.

  TRACE will support and has updated the new times in its plans.

  MDI will support JOP193. The Helioseismology study with Hinode has been
  changed to Dec 3-6.  Since the 60 Day CC is moved, MDI can provide either
  FD or HR mode observations. See also response to JOP190 above.


* Nov 2-16      JOP199/HOP032 Magnetic Structure of Macrospicules (#7251),
                  CDS/SUMER/Hinode-EIS/Hinode-SOT/Hinode-XRT/STEREO-SECCHI/
                  TRACE, POC: Gerry Doyle

  Current timing information can be found at
  http://www.mps.mpg.de/homes/theissen/scr/planning/mktoptable.cgi?print=no.


* Nov 4, 11-12  HOP003/Velocity Field in a Coronal Hole HOP003 Study #32, 
                  SUMER/Hinode-EIS/TRACE, POC: Suguru Kamio

  Re-run. For the HOP description see
  http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/home/solar/hinode_op/hop.php?hop=0003.

  SUMER is the only requested SOHO support.

  Allocated SUMER observation times are:

  from 2007-11-04T00:00:00 to 2007-11-04T06:00:00
  from 2007-11-11T18:00:00 to 2007-11-12T00:00:00

  TRACE support has been requested and the observation program has been
  discussed with TRACE planners.  The plan is to obtain mainly 171 A
  768x768 images and occasionally 195 A context images.

  A web site/campaign interface has been set up for the late Oct-Nov
  campaigns and JOPs involving SUMER or Hinode. The URL is
  http://www.mps.mpg.de/homes/theissen/scr/planning/index.html. See also
  the entry for "Polar Plume and Active Region Morphology Studies" above.


* Nov 6         EUNIS Sounding Rocket Launch, 
                  primary launch window 16:45-16:55 UT;
                  secondary launch window 18:00-18:40 UT,
                  CDS/MDI/SUMER/EIT/TRACE/Hinode-EIS, 
                  POC: Jeff Brosius, Douglas Rabin, Roger Thomas

  Goals:  Rapid-raster science, cross-calibration (EIS, CDS, EIT, TRACE)

  The primary launch window is earlier than that previously planned in
  order to maximize the available time to address any problems that may
  arise on the pad; this is especially important because White Sands has no
  backup launch date available during the week after November 6, and the
  next SOHO keyhole period runs from about November 15 through December 2.
  For a 2007 November 6 flight and if the launch time holds, the timelines
  for EUNIS and coordinated observations are (SAA = South Atlantic
  Anomaly):

  EUNIS
   16:45 UT ---> Begin primary launch window
   16:47 UT ---> Earliest primary start of EUNIS observations
   16:53 UT ---> Earliest primary end of EUNIS observations
   16:55 UT ---> End primary launch window
   16:57 UT ---> Latest primary start of EUNIS observations
   17:03 UT ---> Latest primary end of EUNIS observations
   18:00 UT ---> Begin secondary launch window
   18:02 UT ---> Earliest secondary start of EUNIS observations
   18:08 UT ---> Earliest secondary end of EUNIS observations
   18:40 UT ---> End secondary launch window
   18:42 UT ---> Latest secondary start of EUNIS observations
   18:48 UT ---> Latest secondary end of EUNIS observations

  Hinode/EIS
   16:12 UT ---> Hinode SAA Entry
   16:20 UT ---> Hinode SAA Exit
   16:25 UT ---> Begin EIS raster #1 (ends at 17:18 UT)
   17:18 UT ---> End EIS raster #1 (began at 16:25 UT)
   17:18 UT ---> Begin EIS raster #2 (ends at 18:11 UT)
   17:33 UT ---> Hinode SAA Entry
   17:57 UT ---> Hinode SAA Exit
   18:11 UT ---> End EIS raster #2 (began at 17:18 UT)
   18:11 UT ---> Begin EIS raster #3 (ends at 19:04 UT)
   19:04 UT ---> End EIS raster #3 (began at 18:11 UT)
   19:10 UT ---> Hinode SAA Entry
   19:34 UT ---> Hinode SAA Exit

  SOHO/CDS
   13:27 - 14:52 UT ---> GISAT/v132  * TIME-TAGGED
   14:57 - 17:00 UT ---> NIS4W/v62   * TIME-TAGGED
   17:00 - 19:03 UT ---> NIS4W/v62

  SOHO/EIT (full FOV, full resolution 1024 by 1024 pixels)
   16:28 UT ---> 284 image
   16:34 UT ---> 171 image
   16:41 UT ---> 195 image
   16:47 UT ---> 304 image
   16:55 UT ---> 304 image
   17:02 UT ---> 171 image
   17:08 UT ---> 195 image
   17:20 UT ---> 195 image
   17:32 UT ---> 195 image
   17:43 UT ---> 284 image
   17:49 UT ---> 171 image
   17:56 UT ---> 195 image
   18:02 UT ---> 304 image
   18:10 UT ---> 304 image
   18:17 UT ---> 171 image
   18:23 UT ---> 195 image

TRACE
   16:00 - 16:30 UT ---> Full FOV 171 A images
   16:30 - 17:00 UT ---> Full FOV 195 A images
   17:02 - 17:26 UT ---> Eclipse
   17:26 - 18:02 UT ---> Full FOV 171 A images
   17:28 - 17:36 UT ---> SAA
   18:02 - 18:38 UT ---> Full FOV 195 A images
   18:38 - 19:02 UT ---> Eclipse
   19:01 - 19:15 UT ---> SAA

  SOHO will be in record between 13:00 and 19:08 UT and in contact via D24
  between 15:50 and 21:30 UT (TBC). There will be no backup antenna.

  The target for the 6 November 2007 flight will likely be near (within 30
  degrees of) disk center, and will be decided one day before launch
  (Monday 5 November) by the EUNIS team.

  A summary of notes as well as instrument requirements and requests from
  Jeffrey Brosius:

  - SUMER observations will expand the temperature coverage of the campaign
    and perhaps enable further cross-calibration.

  - the first EIS raster covers the EUNIS primary launch window and would
    be obtained entirely between SAA passages, while the third EIS raster
    covers most of the EUNIS secondary launch window and would also be
    obtained entirely between SAA passages

  - the two CDS NIS4W rasters are also coordinated with the primary and
    secondary EUNIS launch windows

  MDI supports the EUNIS flight with 96-min magnetograms (and by suspending
  high-rate observations for 6 h).  According to EUNIS this is
  sufficient. Since the SOHO SSR will be in record from 13:00 to 19:08 UT,
  MDI cannot support any SUMER/Hinode JOPs during that period, beyond full
  disk magnetograms at 14:24, 16:00, and 17:36 UT.

  EIT: Assuming launch does not slip into keyhole, should be able to
  support as requested. As stated at the last SWT, we would prefer to
  minimize the risk of sector wheel hang during rocket support observations
  by preserving the instrument-natural 171-304-284-195 order of images (or
  reverse); the current schedule appears to do so.

  A web site/campaign interface has been set up for the late Oct-Nov
  campaigns and JOPs involving SUMER or Hinode. The URL is
  http://www.mps.mpg.de/homes/theissen/scr/planning/index.html. See also
  the entry for "Polar Plume and Active Region Morphology Studies" above.


* Nov 6-17      JOP195/HOP039 Characterization of Solar Wind Source Regions
                  (#7252), 
                  CDS(TBD)/LASCO/SUMER/UVCS/Hinode-EIS, 
                  POC: Enrico Landi, Mari Paz Miralles 

  A web site/campaign interface has been set up for the late Oct-Nov
  campaigns and JOPs involving SUMER or Hinode. The URL is
  http://www.mps.mpg.de/homes/theissen/scr/planning/index.html. See also
  the entry for "Polar Plume and Active Region Morphology Studies" above.

  A Hinode HOP has been proposed by Mari-Paz Miralles and Enrico Landi for
  an observation period Nov 6-17.

  CDS request to be kept informed of pointing. May co-observe if target of
  interest to CDS.

  LASCO will support JOP195/HOP039 with C2 pB orange filter at a 6 h
  cadence.


* Nov 13,15     HOP051 Multi temperature observation of the Quiet Sun with 
                  EIS and SUMER
		  SUMER/Hinode-EIS/Hinode-SOT/Hinode-XRT
                  POC: K. Matsuzaki

  For the Hinode Operation Plan description, see
  http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/home/solar/hinode_op/hop.php?hop=0051


* Nov TBD       Detection of waves and jets above a coronal hole,
      		  SUMER/Hinode-EIS/Hinode-SOT/Hinode-XRT/TRACE
                  POC: S. Imada

  SUMER observations as in HOP045 (TBC; see
  http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/home/solar/hinode_op/hop.php?hop=0045).


* Dec 2--->2008 Exceptional Ulysses Quadrature (ends May 28, 2008)


* Dec 3-Feb 3   MDI 60-day Continuous Contact

  The default observing campaign will be 1-min cadence full-disk
  Magnetograms/Dopplergrams (p30vr_fd_m1 - 1100) with the exception of high
  resolution observing for a helioseismology study with Hinode 3-6 Dec
  2007.


* Dec 17-23     Ulysses-SOHO Quadrature Observations, UVCS/Ulysses,
                  POC: Giannina Poletto


* Jan 23,30     EIT Shutterless #30


* Mar 3-May 4   MDI 60-day Continuous Contact

  This may be rescheduled. The MDI team would like to be apprised of any
  rescheduling and/or potential new dates as soon as possible.


* Mar 20-Apr 16 Whole Heliosphere Interval (WHI) Campaign, 
                  CDS/MDI/UVCS/TRACE(TBC), POC: Sarah Gibson, TBD

  The current thinking is that this set of campaigns (associated with the
  International Heliospheric Year - IHY) will be structured as multiple
  JOPs, but be centrally coordinated in the same fashion as the Aug 2007
  run of JOP194.

  The tentative JOP titles are
    * Linking the Corona to the Solar Wind at Ulysses
    * Origin of the Slow Solar Wind/Streamer Study
    * Coronal Hole Boundary
    * Quiet Sun
    * (Target of Opportunity) Active Region
    * (Target of Opportunity) Polar Crown Filament/Cavity

  JOP descriptions are expected by the Nov SPWG meeting.

  UVCS will support.

  TRACE has received a request to support.

  MDI can provide data for this, but MDI may be in another 60-day
  Continuous Contact, hence can only provide 1 minute full disk
  Magnetograms and Dopplergrams and 96 minute synoptic Magnetograms and 96
  minute synoptic Continuum images when we have high rate.  High-res
  observations would be very unlikely.

  CDS will participate and request to be forwarded description of JOPs
  involving CDS.


* Apr 9,16      EIT Shutterless #31


* Apr 21-May 16 SUMER Campaign, TBC



b) Intercalibration activities


  Last Intercal 1: 18 October 2007


* Nov 13-14   ICAL01 (#7113), CDS/EIT/Hinode-EIS, TBC

  Possible EIS collaboration. CDS views Hinode-EIS participation as
  extremely important.  EIS and Stereo have been added to the Campaign
  #7113 description.

  Details and confirmation will be determined by the planners. 

  EIT: ICALs are OK except (usually) during the weeks of shutterless ---
  whenever CDS prefers.


c) Individual instrument plans


MDI:

  See section 2a for MDI continuous contact periods.

  MDI may reduce the ALT cadence during Keyholes to be less than 15 ALT
  magnetograms per day if the lack of high rate telemetry is such that we
  will lose all or almost all of the 15 ALT Magnetograms each day.  The ALT
  cadence will be decided on an individual Keyhole basis and even a daily
  basis during each Keyhole depending on the 70 m antenna availability at
  the time.  MDI may also downlink select magnetograms in the 5 kbps
  telemetry if no 70 m passes are available at least every 2 days for Mag
  dump in the 160 kbps telemetry.

  All requests for MDI support need to be made several months ahead of time
  and sent to mdi-ops(at)mdisas.nascom.nasa.gov.  Even outside keyholes,
  MDI can only do 1-minute cadence observations when we have contact and
  there is no recorder dump in progress.

  MDI's REQUEST page is at http://mdisas.nascom.nasa.gov/coordination.txt
  NOTE: Listing of a study on that page means *only* that a request has
  been received, not that it will necessarily be supported.

  A description of MDI Observing Modes most used for JOPs and campaigns (FD
  vs. HR) can be found at http://mdisas.nascom.nasa.gov/Collaborate.
  Anyone requesting MDI observations is encouraged to read this page in
  order to have a better idea of what observing modes would be best suited
  for a particular study.  More detailed information about how MDI
  operates, observational constraints and telemetry information can be
  found at http://mdisas.nascom.nasa.gov/MDI_Collaboration_Details.

  MDI is back in Focus 5 for best focus for FD observing and will stay 
  there at least until March 2008.


UVCS:

  We have been using the LyA detector for some observations and will keep
  planning so when appropriate.

  For weekly plans, see the SOHO calendar and the UVCS planning page:
  http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/uvcs/observations/obst.html.


CDS:

  For details see http://solar.bnsc.rl.ac.uk/scientificops/request.shtml.


LASCO/EIT:

  EIT: 195 A CME watch plus synoptics at 6-hour cadence, as usual. Full-res
  CME watch whenever we're in submode 6. Hope never to change until the
  Bogart mission.


SUMER:

  Nov 2-16      Polar Plume and Active Region Morphology Studies, 
                  SUMER/CDS/MDI/UVCS/EIT/VTT/HINODE/TRACE/STEREO-EUVI

  See details in Section 2a for list of JOPs/HOPs to be run at this time.

  There are tentative plans for another SUMER campaign from April 21 to
  May 16, 2008.


TRACE:

  NOTE that TRACE in general reserves the right to withdraw support from
  agreed, existing collaborations if a sufficiently "good active region" is
  called by the Max Millennium group.

  For TRACE summer eclipse season see section 1e.

  During our fall eclipse season that starts in October, we will accept
  observing requests through November 1st. Any observations that are to
  take place after November 1st will be evaluated in October once eclipse
  season has started and then we will decide what makes sense for us 
  to support. 

  During the period of deepest eclipses (Nov. 16 - Feb. 15) of its winter
  eclipse season, TRACE will be operated by three command loads per week
  (Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays). TRACE will accept a limited number of
  JOP requests, giving preference to those that involve multiple
  observatories (in space and/or on the ground), provided that their
  targets can be specified on a schedule that is compatible with the
  reduced frequency in instrument command loads during the winter eclipse
  season).

3. Any other business

* Next SPWG:

  Friday 30 November after daily & weekly meetings.


The rest are FYI items:

* If anyone has projects that require high rate (i.e. 1 minute cadence and
  anything other than 96 minute synoptic Magnetograms) MDI support, now is
  a good time to ask!  If you need MDI data, make sure you request it
  specifically.  There is no significant change in the shutter performance
  over the last 10 months; monitoring continues, but no immediate changes
  in operations are planned.

* DSN support should be requested at least 6 months in advance.  Keep this
  in mind for: ground-based collaborations that require MDI support,
  stellar/shutterless observations that require NRT, etc.

* Future Mercury and Venus transits: SOC is requesting the Flight Dynamics
  Facility (FDF) to provide estimates and data for not only disk, but also
  for coronal transits.  For this purpose FDF needs a criterion
  (radial/angular distance from Solar disk centre) to define the coronal
  transits.  Currently FDF has been instructed to use
  SOHO/Sun/[Mercury,Venus] angle of (35 arcmin (from centre of Solar disk)
  as criterion.  Instrument teams are requested to provide the SOC with
  information on whether a larger angle is applicable.

* Hinode operational and planning information can be found from
  http://www.isas.jaxa.jp/home/solar/hinode_op/. For contacts with the
  Hinode team(s), some guidelines... General discussion of campaign plans
  that are evolving and are several months away should go to the Hinode
  instruments' science schedule coordinators (SSCs). If a single clearly
  primary Hinode instrument can be identified, the campaign coordinators
  should contact the SSC of that instrument only. The Hinode instrument
  planners will not be involved until the detailed pointings and such are
  being discussed. The SSCs for the different Hinode instruments are:
  EIS: Len Culhane, John  Mariska, Tetsuya Watanabe
  SOT: Thomas Berger, Takashi Sekii
  XRT: Leon Golub, Kiyoto Shibasaki

* STEREO operational and planning information can be found via
  http://stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov/, more specifically from
  http://stereo-ssc.nascom.nasa.gov/plans.shtml. Lead time for special
  requests for STEREO supports should be at least a month.

* The SOHO JOP/ICAL database and the web pages are now the Solar JOP/ICAL
  database and web pages. This is due to anticipated increased
  contributions by and collaborations as well as intercalibrations with
  STEREO and Hinode.

* To provide more unambiguous identification, individual instruments on
  board spacecraft other than SOHO will be as of this SPWG be referred to
  with notation SPACECRAFT-INSTRUMENT, for example Hinode-EIS.

* New JOP vs. modified existing JOP rules-of-thumb: New JOP, if/when
  scientifically or qualitatively new type of a coordination is set up;
  modified JOP, when the investigation (the foci or targets thereof)
  remains essentially the same but new instruments/spacecraft/GBOs/etc are
  brought to bear.

* SOHO calendar email notifications: a new mailing list for notifications
  of changes in the SOHO calendar has been taken into use. Distributed
  changes are decided upon by the SOCs to be relevant (as opposed to
  corrections of typing errors, etc.). Examples are schedule changes, added
  and deleted campaigns and so forth. To join the list send e-mail to the
  SOCs.
 
 

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