Capability of the fast imaging solar spectrograph on NST/BBSO for observing filaments/prominences at the spectral lines Hα, Ca II 8542, and Ca II K

Kwangsu Ahn, Jongchul Chae, Hyung Min Park, Jakyoung Nah, Young Deuk Park, Bi Ho Jang, Yong Jae Moon

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Abstract

Spectral line profiles of filaments/prominences to be observed by the Fast Imaging Solar Spectrograph (FISS) are studied. The main spectral lines of interests are Hα, Ca II 8542, and Ca II K. FISS has a high spectral resolving power of 2 × 105, and supports simultaneous dual-band recording. This instrument will be installed at the 1.6m New Solar Telescope (NST) of Big Bear Solar Observatory, which has a high spatial resolution of 0.065″ at 500nm. Adopting the cloud model of radiative transfer and using the model parameters inferred from pre-existing observations, we have simulated a set of spectral profiles of the lines that are emitted by a filament on the disk or a prominence at the limb. Taking into account the parameters of the instrument, we have estimated the photon count to be recorded by the CCD cameras, the signal-to-noise ratios, and so on. We have also found that FISS is suitable for the study of multi-velocity threads in filaments if the spectral profiles of Ca II lines are recorded together with Hα lines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)39-47
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Korean Astronomical Society
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

Keywords

  • Filaments/prominences - sun
  • Fine threads - spectral profiles
  • Instruments - sun

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