SOT Data Analysis Guide

Welcome to the SOT Data Analysis Guide!

The purpose of this guide is to demonstrate the ways in which users can understand the various data products produced by the Solar Optical Telescope on board the Hinode spacecraft. After a brief introduction of Hinode and SOT, the guide contains sections describing:

  • How to browse data

  • What data does SOT produce

  • How to download and read these data, and perform basic processing tasks

The guide is an evolving resource to which material will be added. The online version of the guide will be available at this URL, and a PDF version of the full guide can be generated by clicking on the printer icon in the navigation bar.

If there are questions, issues, or other feedback related to the analysis of SOT data, please send an email to