CAOSP abstracts, Volume: 28, No.: 3, year: 1999
- Author(s): CLETTE, F.; CUGNON, P.; GABRYL, J.-R.
- Journal: Contributions of the Astronomical Observatory Skalnate Pleso,
vol. 28, no. 3, p. 251-255.
- Date: 03/1999
- Title: The program of the Royal Observatory of Belgium for the total solar
eclipse of August 11th 1999
- Keyword(s): ECLIPSE, CORONA, POLARIZATION
- Pages: 251 -- 255
This paper briefly describes the solar physics program of the Royal
Observatory of Belgium, for the total solar eclipse of 1999 August 11. We
intend to set up similar experiments at two sites close to the center line,
respectively in France and in Romania. In this purpose, close collaborations
with local organizations are being established. The observing program will
consist in two main experiments: - Fast CCD imaging of the corona in polarized
white-light, up to 2 to 4 R_Sun, using fully automated 24-position rotating
polarizing filters and powerful computers. - photographic observations, also in
polarized white-light, using a six-position manual polarizing filter at the
prime focus of 1 meter refractors. The program may also include infrared
photography of the far corona.
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