Abstract Details

Name: Nandita Srivastava
Affiliation: Udaipur Solar Observatory, PRL
Conference ID: ASI2017_1428
Title : Preliminary observations with Multi-Application Solar Telescope (MAST) at Udaipur Solar Observatory
Authors and Co-Authors : Nandita Srivastava, Shibu K. Mathew, A. Raja Bayanna, Alok Ranjan Tiwary, Sajal Dhara and Bireddy Ramya
Abstract Type :
Abstract Category : Plenary
Abstract : MAST is a 50 cm aperture optical solar telescope installed at the island observatory of Udaipur. It is capable of taking high resolution observations of 3 arc-minute circular field-of -view on the sun. The back-end instruments for MAST include H-alpha and G-band imager which can record simultaneous observations of solar active regions in chromospheric and photospheric layers, respectively. Further, in order to understand the evolution and dynamics of solar magnetic and velocity fields, an imaging spectropolarimeter has also been developed. An adaptive optics system is also being developed for the compensation of the atmospheric seeing. In this talk, I will present the details of back-end instruments developed at USO. I will present recent observations of sunspots and filaments recorded using the same.