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Paper: An Erupting Filament and Associated CME Observed by Hinode, STEREO, and SOHO
Volume: 415, The Second Hinode Science Meeting: Beyond Discovery-Toward Understanding
Page: 385
Authors: Bemporad, A.; Del Zanna, G.; Andretta, V.; Magrí , M.; Poletto, G.; Ko, Y.-K.
Abstract: A multi-spacecraft campaign was set up in May 2007 to observe the off-limb corona with Hinode, STEREO, and SOHO instruments (Hinode HOP 7). During this campaign, a filament eruption and a coronal mass ejection (CME) occurred on May 9 from NOAA 10953 at the West limb. The filament eruption starts around 13:40 UT and results in a CME at 4°SW latitude. Remarkably, the event was observed by STEREO (EUVI and COR1) and by the Hinode/EIS and SOHO/UVCS spectrometers. We present results from all these instruments. High-cadence data from Stereo/EUVI A and B in the He II λ304 line were used to study the 3-D expansion of the filament. A slow rising phase, during which the filament moved southward, was followed by an impulsive phase during which the filament appeared to change direction and then contribute to the westward-expanding CME as seen in STEREO/COR 1. Hinode/EIS was scanning with the 2″ slit the region where the filament erupted. The EIS spectra show remarkable non-thermal broadening in lines emitted at different temperatures at the location of the filament eruption. The CME was also observed by the SOHO/UVCS instrument: the spectrograph slit was centered at 1.7 solar radii, at a latitude of 5°SW and recorded a sudden increase in the O VI λλ1032.1037 and Si XII λ520 spectral line intensities. We discuss the overall morphology of this interesting eruptive event, and provide a preliminary assessment of its temperature and density structure.
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