Instruction for Hinode data users

Let us stress that the entire Hinode operation relies on public funding, and it is extremely important for us to produce outputs that are visible and accountable, in continuing the current stable and fruitful operation which we hope the scientific community enjoys. As an attempt to ensure this, we would like to present two sets of rules/guidelines.

The first set concerns what you do when you write papers using Hinode data. Please consider this set as rigid rules that you are expected to follow, although there is no way of enforcing them. They are:

1. Acknowledgements

When you write a paper, please inculde the standard acknowledgment sentences to Hinode, which are found here.

2. Instrumentation papers

Please also refer to the relevant instrumentation papers listed here.

3. Entry to publication list

When your paper is accepted, or when you make a presentation at a conference or hold a press conference on your result, please let us know by sending email to publ_hinode(at) [more detail]

4. Entry to PhD/Master thesis list

When you obtain a Ph.D and/or a master's degree using Hinode data, please register your thesis information here.

The second set concerns what we would very much like you to do when you use Hinode data. They are:

  • Tell relevant instrument PI(s) what you are working on.

This is partly to our benefit, particularly in protecting exsiting and potential Ph.D. thesis projects. Also, if your project coincides with one that core team members are working on, that can lead to a fruitful collaboration. This will also work as a way for you to gain better insights into Hinode data.

Acknowledgement to Hinode

When you publish your work on Hinode data, we would like to ask you to acknowledge the Hinode mission as follows.

Hinode is a Japanese mission developed and launched by ISAS/JAXA, with NAOJ as domestic partner and NASA and STFC (UK) as international partners. It is operated by these agencies in co-operation with ESA and NSC (Norway).

We would be grateful if you could place more detailed acknowledgement.

Hinode is a Japanese mission developed and launched by ISAS/JAXA, collaborating with NAOJ as a domestic partner, NASA and STFC (UK) as international partners. Scientific operation of the Hinode mission is conducted by the Hinode science team organized at ISAS/JAXA. This team mainly consists of scientists from institutes in the partner countries. Support for the post-launch operation is provided by JAXA and NAOJ(Japan), STFC (U.K.), NASA, ESA, and NSC (Norway).

Acknowledgement to Solar Data Analysis System (SDAS)

If your work is carried out by using the resourses of SDAS/ADC at NAOJ, please acknowledge SDAS.

This work was (partly) carried out on the Solar Data Analysis System operated by the Astronomy Data Center in cooperation with the Hinode Science Center of the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.

Hinode instrument papers (Updated on 25 June 2013)

Mission overview

Kosugi, T., Matsuzaki, K., Sakao, T., Shimizu, T., Sone, Y., Tachikawa, S., Hashimoto, T., Minesugi, K., Ohnishi, A., Yamada, T., Tsuneta, S., Hara, H., Ichimoto, K., Suematsu, Y., Shimojo, M., Watanabe, T., Davis, J.M., Hill, L.D., Owens, J.K., Title, A.M., Culhane, J.L., Harra, L., Doschek, G.A., and Golub, L.
2007, Solar Physics, 243, pp. 3-17

Solar Optical Telescope (SOT)

The Solar Optical Telescope (SOT) for the Solar-B Mission
Tsuneta, S., Suematsu, Y., Ichimoto, K., Shimizu, T., Otsubo, M., Nagata, S., Katsukawa, Y., Title, A., Tarbell, T., Shine, R., Rosenberg, B., Hoffmann, C., Jurcevich, B., Levay, M., Lites, B., Elmore, D., Matsushita, T., Kawaguchi, N., Mikami, I., Shimada, S., Hill, L., and Owens, J.
2008, Solar Physics, 249, pp.167-196

The Solar Optical Telescope of Solar-B: the Optical Telescope Assembly
Suematsu, Y., Tsuneta, S., Ichimoto, K., Shimizu, T., Otsubo, M., Katsukawa, Y., Nakagiri, M., Noguchi, M., Tamura, T., Kato, Y., Hara, H., Mikami, I., Saito, H., Matsushita, T., Kawaguchi, N., Nakaoji, T., Nagae, K., Shimada, S., Takeyama, N., and Yamamuro, T.
2008, Solar Physics, 249, pp.197-220.

Polarization Calibration of the Solar Optical Telescope onboard Hinode
Ichimoto, K., Lites, B., Elmore, D., Suematsu, Y., Tsuneta, S., Katsukawa, Y., Shimizu, T., Shine, R., Tarbell, T., Title, A., Kiyohara, J., Shinoda, K., Card, G., Lecinski, A., Streander, K., Nakagiri, M., Miyashita, M., Noguchi, M., Hoffmann, C., and Cruz, T.
2008, Solar Physics, 249, pp.233-261

Shimizu, T., Nagata, S., Tsuneta, S., Tarbell, T., Edwards, C., Shine, R., Hoffmann, C., Thomas, E., Sour, S., Rehse, R., Ito, O., Kashiwagi, Y., Tabata, M., Kodeki, K., Nagase, M., Matsuzaki, K., Kobayashi, K., Ichimoto, K., and Suematsu, Y.
2008, Solar Physics, 249, pp.221-232.

The Hinode Spectro-Polarimeter
Lites, B. W., Akin, D. L., Card, G., Cruz, T., Duncan, D. W., Edwards, C. G., Elmore, D. F., Hoffmann, C., Katsukawa, Y., Katz, N., Kubo, M., Ichimoto, K., Shimizu, T., Shine, R. A., Streander, K. V., Suematsu, Y., Tarbell, T. D., Title, A. M., and Tsuneta, S.
2013, Solar Physics, 283, pp.579-599.

The SP_PREP Data Preparation Package for the Hinode Spectro-Polarimeter
Lites, B. W., and Ichimoto, K.
2013, Solar Physics, 283, pp.601-629.

X-ray Telescope (XRT)

The X-ray Telescope (XRT) for the Hinode Mission
Golub, L., DeLuca, E., Austin, G., Bookbinder, J., Caldwell, D., Cheimets, P., Cirtain,J., Cosmo, M., Reid, P., Sette, A., Weber, M., Sakao, T., Kano, R., Shibasaki, K., Hara, H., Tsuneta, S., Kumagai, K., Tamura, T., Shimojo, M., McCracken, J., Carpenter, J., Haight, H., Siler, R., Wright, E., Tucker, J., Rutledge, H., Barbera, M., Peres, G., and Varisco,S.
2007, Solar Physics, 243 pp. 63-86

The Hinode X-Ray Telescope (XRT): Camera Design, Perforance and Operations
Kano, R., Sakao, T., Hara, H., Tsuneta, S., Matsuzaki, K., Kumagai, K., Shimojo, M., Minesugi, K., Shibasaki, K., DeLuca, E. E., Golub, L., Bookbinder,J., Caldwell, D., Cheimets, P., Cirtain, J., Dennis, E., Kent, T., and Weber, M.
2008, Solar Physics, 249 pp.263-279

Coronal-Temperature-Diagnostic Capability of the Hinode/ X-Ray Telescope Based on Self-Consistent Calibration
Narukage, N., Sakao, T., Kano, R., Hara, H., Shimojo, M., Bando, T., Urayama, F., Deluca, E. E., Golub, L., Weber, M., Grigis, P., Cirtain, J., and Tsuneta, S.
2011, Solar Physics, 269 pp.169-236

EUV Imaging Spectrometer (EIS)

The EUV Imaging Spectrometer for Solar-B
Culhane, J.L., Harra, L.K, James, A.M., Al-Janabi, K., Bradley, L.J., Chaudry, R.A., Rees, K., Tandy, J.A., Thomas, P., Whillock, M.C.R., Doschek, G.A., Korendyke, C.M., Brown, C.M., Myers, S., Mariska, J., Seely, J., Lang, J., Kent, B.J., Shaughnessy, B.M., Young, P.R., Simnett, G.M., Castelli, S., Mahmoud, S., Mapson-Menard, H., Probyn, B.J., Thomas, R.J., Davila, J., Dere, K., Windt, D., Shea, J., Hagood, R., Moye, R., Hara, H., Watanabe, T., Matsuzaki, K., Kosugi, T., Hansteen, V., and Wikstol, O.
2007, Solar Physics, 243, pp. 19-61

Data archive

Data Archive of the Hinode Mission
Matsuzaki, K., Shimojo, M., Tarbell, T. D., Harra, L. K., and Deluca, E. E.
2007, Solar Physics, 243, pp.87-92

Entry to Hinode publication list

On publication of your papers using Hinode data, it would be particularly helpful if you could inform us the reference so that we can keep the record of brilliant works on Hinode. Please send the reference to: publ_hinode (at)

  • Title of the paper:
  • Authors:
  • Journal:
  • Publication year:
  • Volume and pages (if available):

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