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National Solar Observatory/Dunn Solar Telescope
STATUS
User Facility
AVAILABILITY
NSO Telescope Allocation Committee - Time is competitively allocated every quarter for PI investigations
REQUEST PROCEDURE
send proposals via http://www.nso.edu/general/observe/
Solar Instruments
76-cm mirror vacuum telescope with a series of instruments attached to it including Adaptive Optics
CONTACT
Thomas Rimmele
National Solar Observatory
PO Box 62, Sunspot, NM 88349
1-575-434-7022
trimmele@nso.edu
www.nso.edu
SPECIFICATIONS
Spectral RangeVisible and near-IR
Spectral ResolutionDepends on individual instrument ranging from R=25000 to R=500000
Spatial Coverage and ResolutionDepends on individual instrument: FOV < 3 arcminutes, diffraction limited resolution with AO
Temporal ResolutionDepends on Detector: ranging from a few frames/sec to hundreds frames/sec
Data Accuracypolarimetric accuracy of 10^-3Ic
Data PrecisionDepends on instrument and detector used
Physical ObservablesIntensity Imaging, Imaging Spectroscopy, Stokes Vector Polarimetry, Spectroscopy: line profiles
Derived OutputsPI/proposer driven. Includes: magnetic field parameters, doppler velocities, temperature.
Concurrence OpportunitiesSimultaneous observing with other instruments or space-based and ground based-facilities possible
Expected Lifetimetill construction of NSO/ATST
Location or OrbitSunspot,New Mexico
Capability SummaryVersatile diffraction-limited solar telescope with adaptive optics and state-of-the-art instrumentation
SchedulingTelescope Allocation Committee
Archival Datanone so far
Number of UsersN/A
Planned UpgradesNIR imaging polarimeter MCAO prototype
Sub-InstrumentsHorizontal Littrow Spectrographs, Spectro-Polarimeter for INfrared and Optical Regions (SPINOR) Imaging BIdimensional Spectrometer (IBIS; University of Arcetri) Diffraction Limited Spectropolarimeter Imaging Cameras Facility Infrared Spectropolarimeter Rapid Oscillations in the Solar Atmosphere (ROSA) User provided instruments can also be attached.
Data ProductsPolarization spectra, narrow-band images, spectra etc
University FacilityNo
National Ground BasedYes
SatelliteNo
Virtual ArchiveNo
REFERENCES
www.nso.edu
REMARKS
N/A
UPDATED ON
4 Dec 2009 17:33