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  • Vol. 40, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2001
  • pp: 6292–6300

Intercalibration of SUMER and CDS on SOHO. II. SUMER detectors A and B and CDS NIS

Anuschka Pauluhn, Isabelle Rüedi, Sami K. Solanki, Udo Schühle, Klaus Wilhelm, Jim Lang, William T. Thompson, and Jörg Hollandt  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 34, pp. 6292-6300 (2001)

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Results of an intercalibration between the extreme-ultraviolet spectrometers Coronal Diagnostic Spectrometer (CDS) and Solar Ultraviolet Measurements of Emitted Radiation (SUMER) on board the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) are reported. The results of the joint observing program Intercal_01 are described, and intercalibration results up to July 2000 of both SUMER detectors A and B and of the CDS Normal Incidence Spectrometer (NIS) are presented. The instruments simultaneously observed radiance of emission lines at the center of the Sun, and three lines have been chosen for intercomparison: He i 584 Å, Mg x 609 Å, and Mg x 624 Å. Initially the same area was observed by both instruments, but, after restrictions were imposed by the scanning mechanism of SUMER in November 1996, the instruments viewed areas of different sizes. Nevertheless, the temporal correlation between the two instruments remained good through June 1998, when contact with the SOHO spacecraft was lost. Until then the CDS instrument measured (33 ± 5)% and (38 ± 7)% (±1σ) higher intensity than SUMER in the He i 584-Å line on average for detectors A and B, respectively. Data from SUMER detector B agreed well for Mg x 609 Å and Mg x 624 Å with the CDS intensities, showing offsets of (2 ± 10)% and (9 ± 15)%, much less than the data of detector A with offsets of (7 ± 8)% and (16 ± 7)% for the two lines, respectively, relative to CDS. Finally, the intercalibration measurements after the loss and recovery of the SOHO spacecraft are analyzed. The data for observations from November 1998 to July 2000 are compared, and it is shown that, although the responses of the instruments have changed, the CDS and the SUMER still perform well, and their temporal correlation is good.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.5630) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Radiometry
(120.6200) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Spectrometers and spectroscopic instrumentation
(300.6540) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, ultraviolet

Original Manuscript: October 30, 2000
Revised Manuscript: June 8, 2001
Published: December 1, 2001

Anuschka Pauluhn, Isabelle Rüedi, Sami K. Solanki, Udo Schühle, Klaus Wilhelm, Jim Lang, William T. Thompson, and Jörg Hollandt, "Intercalibration of SUMER and CDS on SOHO. II. SUMER detectors A and B and CDS NIS," Appl. Opt. 40, 6292-6300 (2001)

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