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12 October 2020 Probing the mysteries of the solar atmosphere with high-resolution spectroscopy
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Many aspects of the solar atmosphere remain poorly understood, including the mechanisms at work to heat the plasma to a million degrees. Spectroscopy is key to probing this extreme environment. After a brief introduction to the scientific questions, and the observational difficulties, I will present details of a high-resolution spectrometer designed and built at Aberystwyth with international collaborators. The spectrometer has been tested during the total solar eclipse of 2019 in Argentina, from which I will present preliminary results. Future developments, including the potential for additional channels, a hyperspectral imager, and the hope for a space-based instrument, will be discussed.
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Gabriel Muro, Huw Morgan, Matthew D. Gunn, Shadia R. Habbal, and Adelbert Ding "Probing the mysteries of the solar atmosphere with high-resolution spectroscopy", Proc. SPIE 11576, Hyperspectral Imaging and Applications, 1157603 (12 October 2020);

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