OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 37, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 1998
  • pp: 4270–4276

Chromospheric helium imaging photometer (an instrument for high time cadence 1083-nm wavelength solar observations)

David F. Elmore, Gregory L. Card, Clarke W. Chambellan, Donald M. Hassler, Howard L. Hull, Alice R. Lecinski, Robert M. MacQueen, Kim V. Streander, John L. Streete, and Oran R. White  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 19, pp. 4270-4276 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.004270


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (278 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The scientific motivation, design criteria, and specifications for a new ground-based instrument to observe the Sun in the He i 1083-nm spectral line is described. The instrument employs a liquid-crystal tunable Lyot-type spectral filter and an array detector that allows the full solar disk to be observed with a time cadence of minutes. We describe the telescope’s optical and mechanical features and discuss computer interface and data-reduction procedures employed. Instrument performance during the initial year of operation of the telescope at its high-altitude site is summarized.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.6770) Imaging systems : Telescopes
(120.2440) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Filters
(350.6050) Other areas of optics : Solar energy

History
Original Manuscript: December 15, 1997
Revised Manuscript: March 16, 1998
Published: July 1, 1998

Citation
David F. Elmore, Gregory L. Card, Clarke W. Chambellan, Donald M. Hassler, Howard L. Hull, Alice R. Lecinski, Robert M. MacQueen, Kim V. Streander, John L. Streete, and Oran R. White, "Chromospheric helium imaging photometer (an instrument for high time cadence 1083-nm wavelength solar observations)," Appl. Opt. 37, 4270-4276 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-19-4270


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. E. H. Averett, J. M. Fontenla, R. Loeser, “Formation of the solar 10 830 Å line,” in Infrared Solar Physics, D. M. Rabin, J. T. Jefferies, C. Lindsey, eds. (Kluwer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1994), pp. 35–47. [CrossRef]
  2. H. P. Jones, “Interpreting recent observations of He i 10 830 Å,” in Infrared Solar Physics, D. M. Rabin, J. T. Jefferies, C. Lindsey, eds. (Kluwer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1994), pp. 49–58. [CrossRef]
  3. G. A. Kopp, M. J. Derks, D. F. Elmore, D. M. Hassler, J. C. Woods, J. L. Streete, J. G. Blankner, “Tunable liquid crystal filter for solar imaging at He i 1083 nm,” Appl. Opt. 36, 291–296 (1997). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. H. A. Hill, R. T. Stebbins, J. R. Oleson, “The finite Fourier transform definition of an edge on the solar disk,” Astrophys. J. 200, 484–498 (1975). [CrossRef]
  5. J. R. Kuhn, H. Lin, D. Loranz, “Gain calibrating nonuniform image-array data using only the image data,” Publ. Astron. Soc. Pac. 103, 1097–1108 (1991). [CrossRef]
  6. S. R. Walton, G. A. Chapman, A. M. Cookson, J. J. Dobias, D. G. Preminger, “Processing full-disk solar images,” submitted to Sol. Phys.
  7. C. W. Allen, Astrophysical Quantities, 3rd ed. (Athlone, London, 1973), p. 170.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited