Solar Physics

, Volume 288, Issue 1, pp 1–22 | Cite as

Fast Imaging Solar Spectrograph of the 1.6 Meter New Solar Telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory

  • Jongchul Chae
  • Hyung-Min Park
  • Kwangsu Ahn
  • Heesu Yang
  • Young-Deuk Park
  • Jakyoung Nah
  • Bi Ho Jang
  • Kyung-Suk Cho
  • Wenda Cao
  • Philip R. Goode
INITIAL RESULTS FROM FISS

Abstract

For high resolution spectral observations of the Sun – particularly its chromosphere, we have developed a dual-band echelle spectrograph named Fast Imaging Solar Spectrograph (FISS), and installed it in a vertical optical table in the Coudé Lab of the 1.6 meter New Solar Telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory. This instrument can cover any part of the visible and near-infrared spectrum, but it usually records the Hα band and the Ca ii 8542 Å band simultaneously using two CCD cameras, producing data well suited for the study of the structure and dynamics of the chromosphere and filaments/prominences. The instrument does imaging of high quality using a fast scan of the slit across the field of view with the aid of adaptive optics. We describe its design, specifics, and performance as well as data processing

Keywords

Chromosphere Instrumentation and data management Spectrum, visible 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jongchul Chae
    • 1
  • Hyung-Min Park
    • 1
  • Kwangsu Ahn
    • 3
  • Heesu Yang
    • 1
  • Young-Deuk Park
    • 2
  • Jakyoung Nah
    • 2
  • Bi Ho Jang
    • 2
  • Kyung-Suk Cho
    • 2
  • Wenda Cao
    • 3
  • Philip R. Goode
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomySeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea
  2. 2.Korea Astronomy and Space Science InstituteDaejeonKorea
  3. 3.Big Bear Solar ObservatoryNew Jersey Institute of TechnologyBig Bear CityUSA

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