The SOHO EIT is able to image the solar transition region and inner corona in four, selected bandpasses in the extreme ultraviolet (EUV):

Using either full-disk or subfield images, the EIT can image active regions, filaments and prominences, coronal holes, coronal "bright points," polar plumes, and a variety of other solar features. The instrument was designed to be used in conjunction with other SOHO instruments, particularly the LASCO visible-light coronagraphs and the SUMER and CDS imaging spectrographs, as well as with ground-based instruments.

The instrument

The EIT is a normal-incidence, multilayer telescope of novel design.

More information on the EIT can be obtained from :

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