Solar Physics

, Volume 283, Issue 2, pp 601–629 | Cite as

The SP_PREP Data Preparation Package for the Hinode Spectro-Polarimeter



The Hinode/Spectro-Polarimeter (SP) is the first space-borne precision spectro-polarimeter for the study of solar phenomena. It is primarily intended for measuring the solar photospheric vector magnetic field at high spatial and spectral resolution. This objective requires that the data are calibrated and conditioned to a high degree of precision. We describe how the calibration package SP_PREP for the SP operates.


Instrumentation and data management Polarization, optical 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.High Altitude ObservatoryNational Center for Atmospheric ResearchBoulderUSA
  2. 2.Hida ObservatoryKyoto UniversityTakayamaJapan

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