The European Solar Telescope (EST) will be the largest solar telescope ever built in Europe, pursuing unique observations of the magnetic processes taking place on the Sun. IRSOL is part of the SOLARNET project, which, amongst other aspects of the telescope operation and scientific goals, deals with new and cutting-edge instrumentation. The current issue of the EST Newsletter focusses on parts of the technology planned to contribute to EST. IRSOL contributes to this newsletter by presenting the first results obtained in the SOLARNET H2020 project “High-precision absolute spectropolarimetry“.
Visualisation of the IRSOL Second Solar Spectrum wins ESPD Media of the Month contest for November
The European Solar Physics Division (ESPD) announced that the winner of the ESPD Media of the Month contest for November is Franziska Zeuner (Istituto Ricerche Solari di Locarno), with a visualisation of the Second Solar Spectrum:
For a full resolution version, see Wikimedia Commons.
IRSOL contributes to first WHPI “Show and Tell” days
The first WHPI “Show and Tell” days occurred on 14th-15th September, 2020. The agenda can be found here. During these two days, video tutorials followed by a Q&A about the observational data obtained during the 4th perihelion of Parker Solar Probe by ground- and space-based solar observatories were shown. IRSOL supported this campaign and contributed with unique and complementary ground-based observations, see here.
The video tutorials included information about the scientific value of the data, how the measurements were performed, the data reduction and also how the data can be accessed. The presentations are archived and can be found here.
To directly access the IRSOL contribution, please follow this link.