Solar Distortion Measurements.
Final rept. 29 Nov 83-30 Sep 86,
PRINCETON UNIV NJ DEPT OF PHYSICS
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Highly accurate solar limb temperature and shape observations were obtained from Mt Wilson using a highly specialized telescope. The solar oblateness appears to fluctuate on a time scale of years. A latitude dependent solar limb temperature variation exists with a temperature amplitude of about 0.6k. This temperature variation is independent of the solar cycle. Oblateness of the Sun in 1983 and Relativity On the Facular Contrast Near the Solar Limb Brightness Variation Another Reason to Search for Solar g-Modes and New Limits from Solar Ellipticity Measurements Solar Ellipticity Fluctuations Yield No Evidence of g-Modes The Variable Oblateness of the Sun Measurements of 1984 Is the Solar Oblateness Variable Measurements of 1985 More evidence for a Solar Latitude Dependent Limb Temperature Variation. Reprints