Solar Physics

, Volume 90, Issue 2, pp 205–258 | Cite as

The solar radiation between 3300 and 12500 Å

  • Heinz Neckel
  • Dietrich Labs
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Abstract

Results are presented, which follow from the merging of: (a) our previously published absolute integrals of the disk-center intensity for 20 Å wide spectral bands; (b) the ratios of mean to central intensity derived from recent observations of the center-to-limb variation of those bands (λ <6600 Å); (c) the ratios of mean to central intensity derived from the observations of the center-to-limb variation at continuum-wavelengths according to Pierce and Slaughter (λ >6600 Å); (d) the high resolution Fourier transform spectra obtained by J. Brault at Kitt Peak for the disk-center and the irradiance; (e) some further auxiliary data, which served mainly to eliminate the local perturbations caused by lines of telluric molecular bands.

The main result is the presentation of high precision radiation data for both the integrated disk and the disk-center, concerning the line-averaged radiation and the continuum (in UV: highest ‘window’-intensities) as well.

The internal accuracy (the ‘scatter’) should not be worse than that of the FTS spectra, which is less than 0.2% (mean error); local systematic deviations exceeding 0.5% are not to be expected. The absence of a significant systematic error - neutral or wavelength-dependent - has been proven already elsewhere.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinz Neckel
    • 1
  • Dietrich Labs
    • 2
  1. 1.Hamburger SternwarteHamburg-BergedorfGermany
  2. 2.Landessternwarte KönigstuhlHeidelbergGermany

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