Accession Number : ADA130491

Title :   Solar Magnetic Fields Study.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 78-28 Feb 83,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC PALO ALTO CA

Personal Author(s) : Smithson,Robert C

PDF Url : ADA130491

Report Date : 28 Feb 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : This report describes a series of observations of solar magnetic fields. These observations were made using narrow band filters and active seeing correction systems developed at the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratories. New data has been obtained concerning the strength and size of solar magnetic field elements, and which set an upper limit of the strength of the inner network fields. A number of new devices were first used for scientific observations under this contract. These included new tunable birefringent filters, an image motion compensation system, and most recently a 57-actuator seeing compensation system. The performance of these devices is described in detail in this report. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Solar activity, *Magnetic fields, Birefringence, Optical filters, High resolution, Solar observatories, Performance(Engineering), Mirrors, Solar spectrum

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE