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Important notice about reduced STEREO science operations

STEREO Planet Finder

Shown here are the computed positions of various bright planets (out to Saturn) in recent SECCHI beacon images. In some cases, the planets themselves will not show up in the images, either because they're blocked by an occulter, or because that part of the field of view is missing from the image.

Another way to identify planets in STEREO images, particularly for older data, is to use the STEREO Orbit Tool. Select either the inner or outer solar system options to see which planets might be in the field of view of the STEREO telescopes.

The STEREO space weather beacon telemetry mode is a very low rate, highly compressed data stream broadcast by the spacecraft 24 hours per day. These data are used for space weather forecasting. Because of the large compression factors used, these beacon images are of much lower quality than the actual science data.

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STEREO Behind STEREO Ahead
COR1-B COR1-A
COR1-B COR1-A

The images above are shown in the order of the relative positions of the three viewpoints, Behind, Earth, and Ahead. For the Heliospheric Imager (HI) images below, the order is reversed to reflect the fact that the HI Ahead telescopes look to the left of the Sun, and those on Behind look to the right. Also, the HI images are not rotated to put solar north up.

STEREO Ahead STEREO Behind
HI1-A HI1-B
HI1-A HI1-B

The data on this page include telemetry collected by the following organizations:

  • NASA Deep Space Network
  • Rutherford Appleton Laboratory: Chilbolton, UK
  • National Institute of Information and Communications Technology: Koganei, Japan
  • Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales: Toulouse, France
  • Amateur station DL0SHF, Kiel-Ronne, Germany
  • AMSAT-DL/Bochum Observatory, Germany

Last Revised: Wednesday, 05-May-2010 11:25:48 EDT
Responsible NASA Official: [email address: Joseph.B.Gurman<at>nasa<dot>gov]
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