Observations of vector magnetic fields with a magneto-optic filter

Alessandro Cacciani, John Varsik, Harold Zirin

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Abstract

We describe the use of the magneto-optic filter (MOF) to observe solar magnetic fields in the potassium line at 7699 Å. The filter has been used in the Big Bear video-magnetograph since 23 October. It gives a high sensitivity and dynamic range for longitudinal magnetic fields and enables us to measure transverse magnetic fields using the sigma component. Examples of the observations are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-178
Number of pages6
JournalSolar Physics
Volume125
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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