Call for solar observations – 14-23 July 2016 – F-HUNTERS

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Call for solar observations – 14-23 July 2016 – F-HUNTERS

Postby Flare Hunters » Sat Jul 16, 2016 2:55 pm

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F-HUNTERS, the second solar flare observation campaign, organized by european consortium F-CHROMA, has just started. The main scientific goal of the collaboration is to understand physical processes that occur in the solar chromosphere during flares.

The campaign starts on 14 July and ends on 23 July 2016. The leading instrument used for observations is IRIS (https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/iris/index.html). At the same time, several of the largest solar telescopes on Earth will perform accompanying observations. Amateur astronomers are asked to capture long sequences of images of the Sun, with intervals of about 10-20 seconds. Images saved in lossless format (such as FITS, TIFF, RAW, and not JPEG or PNG) have the most scientific value. Those images will provide more complete context of solar phenomena, in contrast to professional telescopes with extremely narrow field of view. Observations in chromospheric lines (H-alpha or Ca-K) are preferred, however we will also appreciate good quality white light images.

The current observing target is marked in the following chart:

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Please send us data packed in zip or tar archive using the form: http://fchroma.astro.uni.wroc.pl/index. ... ssion.html

Quick summary of the campaign: http://fchroma.astro.uni.wroc.pl/index. ... paign.html
Observer's Guide: http://fchroma.astro.uni.wroc.pl/index. ... guide.html
What are we looking for? http://fchroma.astro.uni.wroc.pl/index. ... k-for.html
Synoptic center http://fchroma.astro.uni.wroc.pl/index. ... optic.html

More info: http://fchroma.astro.uni.wroc.pl
Don't forget to follow our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fchroma

Clear skies & good luck!
F-HUNTERS team
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