Solar Physics

, Volume 267, Issue 1, pp 95–105

Determination of 3D Trajectories of Knots in Solar Prominences Using MSDP Data

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In this paper we present a new method of restoration of the true three-dimensional (3D) trajectories of prominence knots using ground-based observations taken with a single telescope that is equipped with a Multi-Channel Subtractive Double Pass imaging spectrograph. Our method allows us to evaluate the true 3D trajectories of the prominence knots without any assumptions concerning the shape of the trajectories or the dynamics of the motion. The reconstructed trajectories of several knots observed in three prominences are presented.


Instrumentation and data management Prominences, dynamics Prominences, formation and evolution 

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© The Author(s) 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Astronomical Institute of the University of WrocławWrocławPoland

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