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NSO/Fourier Transform Spectrometer
STATUS
PI Instrument And Archive
AVAILABILITY
09/09 - Instrument is currently down; awaiting funds for repair parts. ETA unknown.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
Proposal to National Solar Observatory Telescope Allocation Committee
Solar Instruments
1-m path length Michelson interferometer
CONTACT
Mike Dulick
NSO
PO Box 26732 Tucson, AZ 85726-6732
mduick@noao.edu
SECONDARY CONTACT
Mark Giampapa
National Solar Observatory
mgiampapa@nso.edu
SPECIFICATIONS
Spectral Range550 1/cm to 45000 1/cm (2200 to 18 micrometers)
Spectral Resolution0.005 1/cm (0.010 symmetric)
Spatial Coverage and ResolutionSingle pixel
Temporal Resolution
Data Accuracy10^-3 cm to 10^-4 cm
Data Precision
Physical ObservablesInterferogram
Derived OutputsSpectra
Concurrence Opportunities
Expected Lifetime
Location or OrbitKitt Peak, Arizona
Capability Summary
SchedulingDaily
Archival DataAll data from inception (1975) to 18 months prior to present available in VSO
Number of Users50
Planned Upgrades
Sub-InstrumentsWhite cell
Data Products
University FacilityNo
National Ground BasedYes
SatelliteNo
Virtual ArchiveNo
REMARKS
Can be used for solar, atmospheric, and laboratory studies
UPDATED ON
22 Sep 2009 14:26