The Original Maunder Diagram
butterfly diagram drawn by W. Walter Maunder and Annie S. D. Maunder
National Solar Observatory/Sacramento Peak Coronal Scans on the Web
The National Solar Observatory at Sacramento Peak announces the resumption of posting of daily coronal scans and maps on its web page at http://www.sunspot.noao.edu/CORONA.
Pasachoff's eclipse expeditions from Williams College and elsewhere:
Leon Golub and Jay M. Pasachoff, Nearest Star: The Exciting Science of the Sun, Harvard University Press, 2001.http://www.williams.edu/Astronomy/neareststar
Leon Golub and Jay M. Pasachoff, The Solar Corona, Cambridge University Press, 1998. http://www.williams.edu/Astronomy/corona
values of the solar constant as measured by the VIRGO experiment on
SOHO, along with past measurements from several spacecraft, are
available on line at
or, as measured by NASA's ACRIM3 experiment on ACRIMsat, at
The Transition Region and Coronal Explorer (TRACE) spacecraft, launched in April 1998, makes high-resolution observations of these regions of the outer solar atmosphere. TRACE Web sites are at Lockheed and at the Smithsonian Observatory.
Eclipse, Satellite Solar Slides
Eight radial-filter eclipse images from the National Center for Atmospheric Research and a variety of coronal images from the Solar Maximum Mission areviewable on the Web and can be ordered as slides.
Eclipses Imaged from Space
The views from the GOES satellite in orbit around the Earth showing the progress of the 26 February 1998 and 11 July 1991 eclipses across the face of the Earth are available at
The 150-foot tower at Mt. Wilson has a web site at: http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~obs/intro.html
And if you want to see if it's clear on Mt. Wilson, check the towercam on the 150-foot tower at: http://www.astro.ucla.edu/~obs/towercam.htm
From Solar News, The Electronic Newsletter of the Solar Physics Division American Astronomical Society, Volume 1999 Number 15:
The 60' Solar Tower, at Mt. Wilson Observatory now provides current solar images to the internet community. Daily GIF images are provided every clear morning at: http://physics.usc.edu/solar/
Daily images include a filtergram, dopplergram, velocity map, and magnetogram in the chromospheric sodium D-line region of the solar atmosphere. All GIF images can be viewed at 256x256, 512x512, and 1024x1024 pixel resolution. The original 1024x1024 fits images, from which the gif images are processed, are also included.
Past images can be searched for at; http://physics.usc.edu/solar/search_images/search.html
The 60' Tower continues to acquire two 1024x1024 pixel filtergrams each minute for up to 12 hours per day. From each pair of filtergrams a full- disk dopplergram is computed later. Plots of daily hours of filtergram observations, lists of temporal coverage of computed dopplergrams, and lists of temporal coverage of multi-day time series and power spectra will be provided online in the near future.
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