Accession Number : ADA194603

Title :   More Than a Solar Cycle of Synoptic Solar and Coronal Data: A Video Presentation,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA CENTER FOR SPACE SCIENCE AND ASTROPHYSICS

Personal Author(s) : Hoeksema, J T ; Herant, M ; Scherrer, P H ; Title, A M

PDF Url : ADA194603

Report Date : Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Color video movies of synoptic observations of the sun and corona can now be created. Individual analog frames on laser discs can be referenced digitally and played back at any speed. We have brought together photospheric magnetic field data from the Wilcox Solar Observatory at Stanford and the National Solar Observatory, model computations of the coronal magnetic field, and coronal data from the Sacramento Peak coronagraph and the Mauna Loa K-coronameter and made a series of movies presenting the data sets individually and in comparison with one another. This paper presents a description of each of the data sets and movies developed thus far and briefly outlines some of the more interesting and obvious features observed when viewing the movies.

Descriptors :   *MOTION PICTURES, *SOLAR OBSERVATORIES, *SOLAR CORONA, ANALOG SYSTEMS, COLOR FILM, COLOR TELEVISION, COMPUTATIONS, DATA BASES, MAGNETIC FIELDS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MOTION PICTURE FILM, PHOTOSPHERE, SOLAR CYCLE, SUN, OPTICAL STORAGE, DISK RECORDING SYSTEMS

Subject Categories : Astronomy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE