Solar Physics

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 15–28 | Cite as

Principles of operation of solar magnetographs

  • J. M. Beckers
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Abstract

The principles of operation of photoelectric solar magnetographs are described in terms of the Poincaré sphere. The performance of photographic methods for measuring solar magnetic fields is compared with that of photoelectric magnetographs.

Keywords

Magnetic Field Solar Magnetic Field Photographic Method Solar Magnetograph 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. M. Beckers
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  1. 1.Sacramento Peak Observatory, Air Force Cambridge Research LaboratoriesSunspotUSA

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