Supporting Parker Solar Probe Mission with Goode Solar Telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory

Wenda Cao, Vasyl Yurchyshyn, Xu Yang, Kyung Suk Cho, Haimin Wang

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations


New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has built, and now operates the 1.6-meter Goode Solar Telescope (GST) at the Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO), which was the highest-resolution solar telescope built in the U.S. in a generation. GST observations have been put in a campaign mode to support the NASA Parker Solar Probe (PSP) mission during its perihelia in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, by providing unique high-resolution observations and critically complementary information on the photosphere and chromosphere at the source regions of solar wind acceleration and heating of solar corona. This paper presents the acquisition, processing, and archiving of high-resolution imaging spectroscopy and polarimetry data generated with GST instruments, as well as the preliminary scientific results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IX
EditorsChristopher J. Evans, Julia J. Bryant, Kentaro Motohara
ISBN (Electronic)9781510653498
StatePublished - 2022
EventGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IX 2022 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jul 17 2022Jul 22 2022

Publication series

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


ConferenceGround-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy IX 2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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


  • Parker Solar Probe (PSP)
  • Solar telescope
  • high-resolution observation
  • spectrometer
  • spectropolarimeter


Dive into the research topics of 'Supporting Parker Solar Probe Mission with Goode Solar Telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this