National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Marshall Space Flight Center

Hi-C

Hi-C

NASA MARSHALL SPACE FLIGHT CENTER SOLAR SCIENCE


Hi-C 1

July 11, 2012
White Sands Missile Range
Wavelength: 193 Angstrom




Click on image for MOVIE (31 MB) demonstrating the greatly improved extreme ultraviolet (EUV) spatial resolution of Hi-C compared to that of SDO/AIA, the current solar flagship mission. (Pixel scale improvement of approximately 0.6 to 0.1 arcsec/pixel.)

Movie credit: MSFC


Hi-C 2.1*

May 29, 2018
White Sands Missile Range
Wavelength: 172 Angstrom
New MSFC-built low-noise camera




Comparison of the extracted core of the Hi-C 2.1 field of view demonstrating the improvement in spatial resolution of Hi-C compared to that of SDO/AIA, the current solar flagship mission, at cooler temperatures than the first flight (Hi-C 1). (Pixel scale improvement of approximately 0.6 to 0.13 arcsec/pixel.)

Image credit: MSFC

























* The first flight of this revised instrument (Hi-C 2) experienced a short in the wire that provides power to the camera shutter; therefore, no science images were obtained during that flight.