Solar chromosphere flare spectrograph

Debi Prasad Choudhary, Vasyl Yurchyshyn, Sanjay Gosain

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This paper describes develop of a two channel echelle spectrograph, Solar Chromospheric Flare Spectreograph (SCFC), to observe the optical spectra at the locations of ares and explosive events on the Sun. The SCFS will record are spectra in two channels in the wavelength range of 350-890 nm, which has several chromospheric spectral lines. The SCFS will have a multi-fiber based slit capable of observing at 100 locations of the active region magnetic field polarity inversion lines. The field of view of SCFS will be 80 x 80 arc sec with spatial resolution of 8 arc sec. The spectral resolution of 60,000 will be adequate for measuring Doppler velocities of about 5 km s-1. The instrument is designed using off-the-shelves optical and mechanical parts with minimum fabrication at an in-house machine shop. The SCFS will be integrated with the full-disk Ha telescope at the Big Bear Solar Observatory that is operating semi-automatically around the year except for weather interruptions. The SCFS observations will be mainly used to study the physics of flares, but part of the time will be devoted to classroom educational activities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSolar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation V
StatePublished - 2013
EventSolar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation V - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 25 2013Aug 26 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


OtherSolar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation V
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Chromosphere
  • Coronal Mass Ejection
  • Explosive Events
  • Flare
  • Photosphere
  • Spectra
  • Sun


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