On November 12, 2019, data recorded by our Wide-field Imager for Parker Solar Probe (WISPR) imaging instrument aboard the NASA Parker Solar Probe (PSP) mission became publicly releasable! That means you can now download all the WISPR data from PSP's first two 'encounters' over on our data retrieval page, where we provide links to the science data (FITS format), and browse images in PNG and MPG format (as seen below). Moving forward, the data from future encounters will be made available within 90 days of receipt of all telemetry for that encounter with the next data set (Encounter 3) anticipated to be released in early 2020.

To celebrate the release of the WISPR data, below are two movies from each of the first two PSP encounters. The movies show the combined fields of view of the inner and outer WISPR telescopes. 

In these movies, the Sun is outside of the left-hand edge of the field of view (at 0-degrees longitude on the x-axis scale shown). In addition to the Milky Way and many stars, several planets can be seen crossing the WISPR fields of view.

Encounter 1, Nov 01 - 11, 2018

This animation shows all WISPR full-field observations from the first PSP Mission Encounter (Nov 01 - 11, 2018). We have superimposed a grid showing heliocentric longitude and latitude.
Use the following links to download this movie:

[Credit: NRL/NASA. Movie processed/compiled by Guillermo Stenborg and Brendan Gallagher (NRL).]

 

Encounter 2, Apr 01 - 10, 2019

This animation shows all WISPR full-field observations from the second PSP Mission Encounter (April 01 - 10, 2019). We have superimposed a grid showing heliocentric longitude and latitude.
Use the following links to download this movie:

[Credit: NRL/NASA. Movie processed/compiled by Guillermo Stenborg and Brendan Gallagher (NRL).]
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