First Ten Years of Hinode Solar On-Orbit Observatory

  • Toshifumi Shimizu
  • Shinsuke Imada
  • Masahito Kubo

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 449)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Reviews on 10 Years of Hinode

  3. Coronal Heating and Solar Wind

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Takuma Matsumoto
      Pages 79-86
    3. Shin-nosuke Ishikawa
      Pages 87-94
    4. Kyoung-Sun Lee, David H. Brooks, Shinsuke Imada
      Pages 95-102
  4. Magnetism of Solar Atmosphere

  5. Newly Opened Physics and Future Observations

  6. Science Center and Public Outreach

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
    2. Masumi Shimojo
      Pages 247-253
    3. Kentaro Yaji, Hideaki Tonooka, Naoko Inoue
      Pages 255-262
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 263-305

About this book


This book provides the latest scientific understanding of the Sun, sharing insights gleaned from the international solar physics project Hinode. The authors (who are the main project contributors) review, from the various viewpoints, the discoveries and advances made by the on-orbit operations of the Hinode spacecraft in its first decade. Further, they present a wealth of scientifically important photographs and data from Hinode.

Launched in September 2006, Hinode is the third Japanese solar observatory on orbit, and employs three highly advanced telescopes jointly developed and operated with international partners. The book describes the background of these research topics, how the Hinode telescopes have tackled various challenges, and the scientific achievements and impacts in the first 10 years. Furthermore, it explores future perspective of researches in Japan.

The book will benefit undergraduate students interested in recent advance in the solar research, as well as graduate students and researchers working in solar physics, the space sciences, astronomy, and plasma physics.


Hinode spacecraft Coronal heating Solar magnetism Solar flare phenomena Solar atmospheres Solar optical telescope X-ray telescope Extreme ultraviolet spectroscopy

Editors and affiliations

  • Toshifumi Shimizu
    • 1
  • Shinsuke Imada
    • 2
  • Masahito Kubo
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Space and Astronautical Science Japan Aerospace Exploration AgencySagamiharaJapan
  2. 2.Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE) Nagoya UniversityNagoyaJapan
  3. 3.SOLAR-C Project Office National Astronomical Observatory of JapanMitakaJapan

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