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

Abstract

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.

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Zapiór, M., Rudawy, P. Determination of 3D Trajectories of Knots in Solar Prominences Using MSDP Data. Sol Phys 267, 95–105 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11207-010-9643-z

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Keywords

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