On September 9th, 2018, the door on the NRL WISPR instrument was opened successfully and we obtained our very first images with both the inner and outer cameras. 

WISPR Firs Light Image
First Light Image from NRL's WISPR instrument on NASA Parker Solar Probe, September 9th, 2018.

At the time images were taken, the spacecraft was rolled such that we were not observing any coronal structure. We did, however, get a beautiful view of the Milky Way! The exposure time for these first images was intentionally low for the first observations, but will be modified accordingly once coronal structures appear in the fields of view. More information about the upcoming plans for Parker Solar Probe and its instrumentation can be found here.


NASA Press Release