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ViSP spectrograph system from from the DKIST
February 6, 2020

The highest resolution images of the solar surface ever seen were made possible to no small degree by the work of Boulder based scientists.

Photograph of Anna Malanushenko
January 30, 2020

I was born and raised on the Crimean peninsula on the northern coast of the Black Sea (Eastern Europe), an area currently disputed between Russia and Ukraine. In brief, I was born in a politically incorrect place.

Publication Highlights

Graphic image of height-integrated Joule heating
February 12, 2020

The Earth’s atmosphere is coupled at high latitude to the magnetosphere. This is a crucial region since energy is put into the upper atmosphere of Earth and is redistributed globally.

Graphic image of GOLD O/N2 ratios
February 12, 2020

GOLD measurements provide the first observational proof of model predictions that the break up of the stratospheric polar vortex changes the composition of the thermosphere.

Graphic of intensity and polarization data
February 12, 2020

We examine spectropolarimetric data from the CoMP instrument, acquired during the evolution of the September 10th 2017 X8.2 solar flare on the western solar limb. CoMP captured linearly polarized light from two emission lines of Fe XIII at 1074.7 and 1079.8 nm, from 1.03 to 1.5 solar radii.

MLSO Latest Images

CoMP Coronal Intensity

The COronal Multi-channel Polarimeter (CoMP) observes the Fe-XIII emission line at 1074.7 nm to measure the coronal magnetic field and obtain plasma density and motion in the low corona from ~1.03 to 1.5 solar radii.


K-Cor White Light Corona

Designed to study the formation and dynamics of coronal mass ejections and the evolution of the density structure of the low corona, K-Cor records the polarization brightness (pB).


K-Cor (radially graded filter)

K-Cor image with a normalized radially graded filter (nrgf) to maximize image contrast, especially in the outer field.

These data are ideal for measuring positions of coronal structures such as CMEs and helmet streamers.

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