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Session 1 - Chromosphere, Corona, Flares.
Display session, Friday, June 27
Ballroom B, Chair: Charles Kankelborg

[1.37] Interacting X-ray Loops in a Coronal Mass Ejection

H. S. Hudson (SPRC)

The Yohkoh soft X-ray telescope observed a part of a large coronal mass ejection on 5 October 1996. The event originated beyond the west limb, probably by at least two days' rotation to be consistent with the location of the successor of AR 7978. Coronal soft X-ray dimming accompanied the ejection, suggesting that the X-ray brightness of the source region extended to high altitude, again consistent with the identification with the successor of AR 7978. Following the dimming, a network of filamentary structures rose outward, giving the appearance of an opening flux rope that twisted as it rose. The south end of the flux rope appeared to be confined by an arcade of loops. There was no evidence for loop-loop reconnection between the two sets of filamentary structures.

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