CAOSP abstracts, Volume: 27, No.: 2, year: 1997

Abstract: Observations of the solar corona carried out during the March 9, 1997 total solar eclipse are described, and the goals of experiments are mentioned. The photometry of the white-light images shows the form of the solar corona typical for the near-minimum phase of solar cycles, i.e. considerably flattened towards the solar equator and abundant in polar coronal rays. We managed to add current observations of the emission corona and prominences, made with the coronagraph of the Lomnicky Stit Observatory to the eclipse data. Profiles of the "green" and "red" emission corona brightness at a standard height of 40 sec of arc above the Sun's limb are presented here, while full analysis of a the large number of extra-eclipse measurements will take more time.

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