Accession Number:

ADA181938

Title:

The Fe XIV Solar Corona at 5303 Angstroms: An Atlas of Synoptic Charts from the Sacramento Peak Coronal Photometer, May 1973-December 1985

Descriptive Note:

Technical note

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL CENTER FOR ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH BOULDER CO

Report Date:

1987-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

168.0

Abstract:

Synoptic photoelectric observations of the solar corona in the emission from the green line 5303A of Fe XIV were begun at the Sacramento Peak Observatory in June 1973 and continue to the present. The observations made during this program provide a record of the distribution and brightness of the hotter regions of the corona 1,800,000 K over an entire solar cycle. As such, the green line data may provide a link between the active regions of the chromosphere and the large scale structure of the corona. In order to allow comparison of these data with other observations of the sun and corona, we present here an atlas of the green line measurements in the same format as that used to display the white light coronal structure recorded by the High Altitude Observatorys K-coronameters on Mauna Loa, in previously published atlases. It is our intent that this atlas be brought up to date periodically as the observations permit.

Subject Categories:

  • Astronomy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE