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The solar vector magnetograph of the Okayama Astrophysical ObservatoryThe vector magnetograph of the Okayama Astrophysical Observatory is fed to the 65 cm solar coude telescope with a 10 m Littrow spectrograph. The polarimeter put at the telescope focus analyzes the incident polarization. Photomultipliers (PMT) at the exit of the spectrograph pick up the modulated light signals and send them to the electronic controller. The controller analyzes frequency and phase of the signal. The analyzer of the polarimeter is a combination of a single wave plate rotating at 40 Hz and a Wallaston prism. Incident linear and circular polarizations are modified at four times and twice the rotation frequency, respectively. Two compensators minimize the instrumental polarization, mainly caused by the two tilt mirrors in the optical path of the telescope. The four photomultipliers placed on the wings of the FeI 5250A line give maps of intensity, longitudinal field and transverse field. The main outputs, maps of intensity, and net linear and circular polarizations in the neighboring continuum are obtained by the other two monitor PMTs.
Document ID
19850021570
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Makita, M. (Tokyo Astronomical Observatory)
Hamana, S. (Tokyo Astronomical Observatory)
Nishi, K. (Tokyo Astronomical Observatory)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Marshall Space Flight Center Meas. of Solar Vector Magnetic Fields
Subject Category
INSTRUMENTATION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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