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ESP Online Seminar: Chromospheric observations and magnetic configuration of a supergranular structure (Carolina Robustini)

  • Date: Feb 14, 2019
  • Time: 11:00 - 12:00
  • Speaker: Carolina Robustini
  • Stockholm University
  • Location: Institute for Solar Physics, Stockholm University (broadcasted at MPS)
  • Room: Auditorium
  • Host: Andreas Lagg
We present high spatial resolution narrow-band images in three different chromospheric spectral lines, including Ca II K with the new CHROMospheric Imaging Spectrometer installed at the Swedish 1-m Solar Telescope. These observations feature a unipolar region enclosed in a supergranular cell, and located 68º off the disk-centre. The observed cell exhibits a radial arrangement of the fibrils which recalls of a chromospheric rosette. However, in this case, the convergence point of the fibrils is located at the very centre of the supergranular cell. Our study aims to show how the chromosphere appears in this peculiar region and retrieve its magnetic field and velocity distribution. In the centre of the cell, we measured a significant blue-shift in the Ca II K nominal line core associated to an intensity enhancement. We interpreted it as the product of a strong velocity gradient along the line of sight. In this talk, we will discuss the techniques employed to obtain magnetic field maps so close to the limb and suggest a possible configuration that takes into account also the measured velocity within the unipolar region.

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