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I have an interesting S.O.H.O. question for those who can answer it.

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posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 08:23 AM
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Hello A.T.S. I was checking out the Sun over the weekend, and noticed something different. I am not sure if this was a glitch but when you go to S.O.H.O. and enter dates 2009-11-07 thru 2009-11-08 and pick of the 3 options out of (LIST-IMAGE-MOVIE) MOVIE OPTION you can see it in motion. My question is does anyone know for sure why the SUN seemed to spin really fast. I know there was a rotate test run with S.O.H.O a few weeks ago but that was again a few weeks ago. If anyone can explain what is in the images I would be very thankful. Ok the images

EIT 284 IMAGES


What happened between here and

here??



EIT 304 IMAGES
Here is the other set around the same time.


Between here and

here also?





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posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 08:45 AM
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So far no clues as to why the sun is spinning, interesting?

[edit on 11/9/09 by Ophiuchus 13]



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 09:44 AM
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Can it be the satellite that is spinning ?
Do the SOHO's spinn ??

Just an idea !


Wouldnt the backgroud be streaks also ?
Let's see what phage comes with, even I wonder about this one..

[edit on 9/11/2009 by ChemBreather]



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 09:49 AM
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It's a planned roll maneuver of the spacecraft itself. They do this once in a while for maintenance purposes (I don't know the specific reason).

I found this press release about a roll maneuver on October 26 that also mentions another roll maneuver for Nov. 7 (the date of the OP's images):


SOHO will perform a special 360-degree science roll maneuver on 26-Oct-09 between 13:50 and 23:50 UT. The roll comprises 10 segments (10 degrees, 8 x 45 degrees, -10 degrees), after which SOHO will be back in its nominal roll attitude. During the manuever, images and movies will also appear rotated. The next quarterly 180-degree roll maneuver is scheduled for 7-Nov-09.

Source (scroll down to bottom of page)

It seems from the information above that they do a planned quarterly (4 times per year) 180 degree roll of the spacecraft, but the October 360 degree roll event was special.

I couldn't find specific information on the 180 degree rolls -- hopefully someone on ATS knows why this roll is required.

I realize the orientation on the "after roll" image is the same as the "before roll" image (i.e., it's not upside-down), but perhaps the SOHO people rotate the images themselves to a common orientation (with the top being Solar North) before releasing them to the public.


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posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 10:30 AM
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Thanks for the answers friends, I was just making sure the Sun was not doing acrobats up there lol.


Phage your input is also valuable if you dont mind.

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posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 10:38 AM
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a drunk tibetan budhist was passing by the sun.


3rd line



posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 10:39 AM
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Originally posted by maoklein
a drunk tibetan budhist was passing by the sun.


3rd line

lol I like!


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posted on Nov, 9 2009 @ 03:05 PM
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The SOHO satellite has had a problem with aiming its high-gain antenna since 2003. The antenna can only be moved on one axis instead of two. The purpose of the rolls is to keep the antenna pointed at Earth as much as possible. Even so, there are periods of time (called "keyholes") when the satellite is unable to transmit data.
www.spaceref.com...




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posted on Nov, 10 2009 @ 07:23 AM
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Thanks Phage.



posted on Feb, 2 2010 @ 08:15 AM
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SMH again more pics. Magically lost. Interesting indeed my ABOVE FRIENDS.



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