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National Solar Observatory/McMath Pierce Telescope Facility
STATUS
PI Instrument
AVAILABILITY
Though a Telescope Time Allocation process. see www.nso.edu or PI for details: Matt Penn (mpenn@nso.edu) for general facility information. Don Jennings at NASA/GSFC for far IR spectrometer details.
REQUEST PROCEDURE
via Telescope Time Allocation process or data products via www.nso.edu or vso.nso.edu
Solar Instruments
Telescopes: McMath Pierce Telescope Subfacilities: (all-reflecting clear-aperture telescopes) (a) 1.5m Main Telescope (integrated light option available) (b) 0.9m East Auxilliary (c) 0.9m West Auxilliary Instruments: (a) 13.7m Main spectrograph (b) 4.7m Solar-stellar spectrograph (c) Fourier Transform spectrograph (d) 1kx1k InSb Camera (1-5 microns) (e) BABO - single element IR detector (f) Visible light CCD (g) Low-order Adaptive Optics corrector (h) Long IR cooled echelle spectrograph (Celeste from NASA/Goddard) Options for attaching various visitor instruments
CONTACT
Matt Penn (mpenn@nso.edu)
National Solar Observatory
520-318-8510
mpenn@nso.edu
www.nso.edu
SPECIFICATIONS
Spectral Range0.3 microns - 26 microns
Spectral ResolutionDepends on individual instrument
Spatial Coverage and ResolutionFOV - Depends on detector
Temporal ResolutionDepends on Detector
Data AccuracyDepends on Detector
Data PrecisionDepends on Interpretor
Physical ObservablesSpectral lines, Imaging, polarimetry, Integrated solar light in all visible and IR bands
Derived OutputsDoppler measurements, Magnetic Flux and Fields, Intensities... etc
Concurrence OpportunitiesSimultaneous observing opportunities via Telescope Time Allocation Process
Expected Lifetimetill funding avaiable
Location or OrbitKitt Peak and Tucson
Capability SummarySee above
SchedulingTelescope Time Allocation Process
Archival Datasee Virtual Solar Observatory or contact individual PI see/contact NSO
Number of UsersDepends on the project
Planned UpgradesTransition to Advanced Technology Solar Telescope.
Sub-Instrumentssee above.. Also, PI can bring their instruments to the telescope
Data ProductsSpectra, Spectral Atlases, Images acquired though instruments
University FacilityYes
National Ground BasedYes
SatelliteNo
Virtual ArchiveYes
REFERENCES
www.nso.edu
REMARKS
Fourier Transform Spectrometer is also being used for Atmospheric, Laboratory and Chemical Spectroscopy, in addition to solar observing.
UPDATED ON
28 Sep 2009 15:10