Vol 13, No 12 (2013) / Fang

A new multi-wavelength solar telescope: Optical and Near-infrared Solar Eruption Tracer (ONSET)

Cheng Fang, Peng-Fei Chen, Zhen Li, Ming-De Ding, Yu Dai, Xiao-Yu Zhang, Wei-Jun Mao, Jun-Ping Zhang, Ting Li, Yong-Jun Liang, Hai-Tian Lu


A new multi-wavelength solar telescope, the Optical and Near-infrared Solar Eruption Tracer (ONSET) of Nanjing University, has been constructed. It was fabricated at the Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology, and the operation is jointly administered with Yunnan Astronomical Observatory. ONSET is able to observe the Sun in three wavelength windows: He I 10830 Å, Hα and white-light at 3600 Å and 4250 Å, which are selected in order to simultaneously record the dynamics of the corona, chromosphere and photosphere respectively. Full-disk or partial-disk solar images with a field of 10' at three wavelengths can be obtained nearly simultaneously. It is designed to trace solar eruptions with high spatial and temporal resolutions. This telescope was installed at a new solar observing site near Fuxian Lake in Yunnan Province, southwest China. The site is located at E102N24, with an altitude of 1722 m. The seeing is stable and has high quality. We give a brief description of the scientific objectives and the basic structure of ONSET. Some preliminary results are also presented.


techniques: photometric — Sun: observation — Sun: telescope

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