The Mauna Loa Solar Observatory
- Located on Mauna Loa in Hawaii, MLSO has been in operation since 1965, providing continuous solar data to the scientific community. Currently, MLSO is home to the Coronal Multi-channel Polarimeter (CoMP), K-Cor, and PSPT instruments.
The Coronal Multi-Channel Polarimeter
- CoMP is the prototype instrument for the COSMO Large Coronagraph. The CoMP instrument (see Tomczyk, et al. 2008) can observe the coronal magnetic field with a full FOV in the low corona (~1.03 to 1.5 Rsun), as well as obtain information about the plasma density and motion.Get CoMP data
Community Spectro-polarimetric Analysis Center
- CSAC provides a centralized access portal for Stokes polarization data (and derived data products) delivered by instruments with HAO participation. It also offers a comprehensive collection of manuals and tools for the manipulation, calibration, and analysis of spectro-polarimetric data, including data reduction and calibration, spectral line inversion, magnetic field disambiguation, and data visualization codes.