Mauna Loa Solar Observatory - MLSO

COronal Multi-channel Polarimeter

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. Like Solar-C, CoMP records the intensity and the linear and circular polarization (Stokes I,Q,U,V) of the forbidden lines of Fe XIII at 1074.7 nm and also at 1079.8 nm.

Solar Maximum Mission Coronagraph

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COSMO K-Coronagraph (K-Cor)

K-Cor on the Spar

K-Cor on the MLSO spar

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The Mauna Loa Solar Observatory (MLSO) is a facility of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and is operated by the High Altitude Observatory (HAO). It provides observations of the solar photosphere, chromosphere and corona in order to understand the Sun’s continuous release of plasma and energy into interplanetary space and the impacts at Earth. HAO is committed to providing the community with critically important, high-quality solar observations.

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1116 publications, 57 abstracts, and 260 citations as of 2021-02-12.

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