Tohban Report 2014-01-08
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|Start Date:||02 Jan 2014|
|End Date:||08 Jan 2014|
|Next Tohban:||Hazel Bain|
|List all reports|
Solar activity was relatively high this week, with one X-class flare and 11 M-class flares. AR 1944 produced many of these flares. It is still located near the disk center and is expected to produce more flares during the next few days. There are currently 8 ARs on the disk. STEREO B shows no significantly bright spots that would rotate onto the disk soon.
How many GOES flares occurred?
Flares above B, C, M, X class were 0 39 11 1
And how many of these are listed in the RHESSI flare list?
Flares above B, C, M, X class were 0 15 8 0
And how many had EXCELLENT coverage?
Flares above B, C, M, X class were 0 6 2 0
There were RHESSI flares/GOES flares 231 / 51 over the time range '01-Jan-14 00:00', '08-Jan-14 16:00'
The SSR fill level was relatively high with maximum 41%. This high level is due to the relatively high solar activity and also partly due to an operator error omitting a BGS pass.
The cold plate 1 and 2 are at about 118.6 K and 117 K, respectively. Cryocooler is nominal. Spin rate is decreasing and we may need a spin up in a couple of week.
GAPS IN APP_ID = 102 (VC3-MONITOR RATES) WITH PACKET RATE LT 30
GAP START TIME GAP END TIME GAP (SEC) 2014-01-02T22:10:00.000 -- 2014-01-03T00:00:00.000 6600.0000 2014-01-03T00:00:00.000 -- 2014-01-03T01:20:00.000 4800.0000
On Jan 3, Hugh Hudson noticed that the attenuator system has been in state 3. It turned out that, in Detector 6 (both front and rear), livetime was decreasing rapidly and preamp-reset and FAST LLD were also rapidly increasing. D6 was immediately removed from the attenuator calculation (It was replaced with D9 and the calculations are now being performed with detectors 1,3,7 & 9). Then, over the next few days, several adjustments were made to D6 high voltage and FAST threshold (both front and rear) as described in the Detector Update page. The monitor rates seem to have stabilized, as of this writing, and the next tohban will be analyzing background energy spectra to better understand the D6 behavior.
There was an isolated spike in Detector 4 (monitor rates and summary count rates) at DOY 002 (Jan 2) 18:40 UT. http://sprg.ssl.berkeley.edu/~tohban/browser/?show=grth1+qlpcr+qlpr+monfs+monfl+monfu+monfr+monff+monrs+monrl+monru+monrr+monrf&date=20140102&time=184123
|HLAT Decimation||Rear decimation weight 6, no front decimation|
|Night time data (fronts)||Enabled, during entire eclipse|
|Night time data (rears)||Enabled, during entire eclipse|
|Require extra passes?||No?|
|Requirement for moving pointer?||No|