Solar Physics

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 374–383 | Cite as

Observations of the infrared triplet of singly ionized calcium

  • Jeffrey L. Linsky
  • Richard G. Teske
  • Carol W. Wilkinson


Observations are presented of the Caii infrared triplet (8498 Å, 8542 Å, and 8662 Å) at three positions on the solar disk to make possible direct analyses of the lines and comparisons with theoretical computations. The source functions for the two strongest lines (8542 Å and 8662 Å) are equal at those heights corresponding to the wings of the lines (¦Δλ¦ > 0.4 Å) but not to those of the cores. We suggest that the apparent source function inequality in the cores is due to limb darkening caused by inhomogeneities in the chromosphere.


Calcium Theoretical Computation Direct Analysis Source Function Solar Disk 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey L. Linsky
    • 1
  • Richard G. Teske
    • 2
  • Carol W. Wilkinson
    • 3
  1. 1.Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, University of ColoradoBoulderU. S. A.
  2. 2.Department of AstronomyUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborU. S. A.
  3. 3.Harvard College ObservatoryCambridgeU. S. A.

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