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Big Bear Solar Observatory Archive
STATUS
Data Archive/facility
AVAILABILITY
1982 to present (solar) 1998 to present (Earthshine)
REQUEST PROCEDURE
ftp access
Solar Instruments
The Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) located in Big Bear Lake, California is operated by the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Archival solar images of photosphere and chromosphere are avaiable. Earthshine lunar observations
CONTACT
Phil Goode
New Jersey Institute of Technology
40386 N. Shore Lane, Big Bear City, CA
909-866-5791
pgoode@bbso.njit.edu
www.bbso.njit.edu
SPECIFICATIONS
Spectral Range400 to 2000
Spectral Resolution0.1 nm on up
Spatial Coverage and Resolution0.05" for 100" by 100" FOV
Temporal Resolutionmilli-secs to secs
Data Accuracycarefully calibrated
Data Precisioncarefully calibrated
Physical ObservablesProperties of the solar surface and atmosphere
Derived OutputsSun's vector magnetic fields, as well as various detailed variables of the Sun
Concurrence OpportunitiesObserve in campaigns with NASA satellites and other ground-based solar observatories
Expected Lifetime30 years for new telescope
Location or OrbitBig Bear Lake, CA
Capability Summary1.6 m clear aperture, off-axis solar telescope being installed (Fall 2007). First light to Nasmyth Bench in near-IR. Light can also be fed to Coude Lab where AO corrections are made and light fed to visible light and infrared polarimeters. Real-time image reconstruction made, as well. For details see www.bbso.njit.edu
SchedulingTAC, www.bbso.njit.edu
Archival DataFull disk Halpha, high resolution observations of evolution of solar activity, earthshine
Number of Users30
Planned Upgrades1.6 m off-axis, clear aperture solar telescope.
Sub-Instrumentsvisible light and IR polarimeters, adaptive optics, real-time image reconstruction and full-disk Halpha
Data Productsfull-disk Haspha, solar vector magnetic fields, high spatial and temporal resolution broad-band photometric data.
University FacilityYes
National Ground BasedNo
SatelliteNo
Virtual ArchiveYes
REMARKS
1.6 m clear aperture, off-axis solar telescope being installed (Fall 2007). First light to Nasmyth Bench in near-IR. Light can also be fed to Coude Lab where AO corrections are made and light fed to visible light and infrared polarimeters. Real-time image reconstruction made, as well. For details see www.bbso.njit.edu
UPDATED ON
3 Sep 2009 13:47