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STEREO/SECCHI/Cor1 and Cor2
STATUS
PI Instrument And Archive
AVAILABILITY
Launch 25 October 2006, First light on A in December 2006, on B in January 2007
REQUEST PROCEDURE
http://virtualsolar.org/ or http://secchi.nrl.navy.mil
Solar Instruments
Sun centered visible light coronagraphs on the two STEREO spacecraft which are in separate orbits about the sun, drifting away from earth.
CONTACT
Russell Howard
NRL
Russ.Howard@nrl.navy.mil
SECONDARY CONTACT
Angelos Vourlidas
NRL
code 7663 4555 Overlook Ave, SW Washington, DC 20375
202-767-2800
vourlidas@nrl.navy.mil
SPECIFICATIONS
Spectral Rangewhite light
Spectral Resolutionnone
Spatial Coverage and ResolutionCOR1: 1.4 to 4 R_sun ; COR2: 2.5-15 R_sun
Temporal ResolutionCOR1: 5 minutes; COR2: 15 minutes
Data Accuracy
Data Precision
Physical ObservablesLinearly Polarized Images of the solar corona
Derived OutputsPolarized and Total Brightness Images (pB and Bt). Synoptic Maps CME lists Movies
Concurrence OpportunitiesMulti-instrument and multi-platform studies along with real-time channel to NOAA
Expected LifetimeIndefinite
Location or OrbitHeliocentric, drifting away from earth
Capability SummaryCOR1 & COR2 provide simultaneous imaging observations of the corona from two vantage points for use in a variety of solar and heliospheric studies
Schedulingsynoptic program special observing programs with at least 2 weeks' notice
Archival DataLevel 0.5 science data (FITS) available approximately 2 days after observation Level 0.5 low resolution data (FITS) available realtime from the STEREO science center
Number of Usersopen to public
Planned Upgradesnot applicable
Sub-Instrumentsnot applicable
Data Productsimages, movies, event lists
University FacilityNo
National Ground BasedNo
SatelliteYes
Virtual ArchiveYes
UPDATED ON
4 Oct 2009 13:52