First results from SECIS observations of the 2001 total Solar eclipse

A. C. Katsiyannis, D. R. Williams, F. Murtagh, R. T.J. McAteer, F. P. Keenan

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Abstract

SECIS observations of the June 2001 total solar eclipse were taken using an Fe XIV 5303 Å filter. Existing software was modified and new code was developed for the reduction and analysis of these data. The observations, data reduction, study of the atmospheric and instrumental effects, together with some preliminary results are discussed. Emphasis is given to the techniques used for the automated alignment of the 8000 images, the software developed for the automated detection of intensity oscillations using wavelet analysis and the application of the Monte Carlo randomisation test as a means of checking the reliability of those detections. In line with findings from the 1999 SECIS total eclipse observations, intensity oscillations with periods in the range of 7-8 s, lying outside coronal loops were also detected.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Astronomy and Astrophysics
Subtitle of host publication7th International Conference of the Hellenic Astronomical Society
EditorsNikolaos Solomos
PublisherAIP Publishing
Pages95-104
Number of pages10
Volume848
Edition1
ISBN (Print)0735403430, 9780735403437
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference of the Hellenic Astronomical Society - Lixourion, Greece
Duration: 8 Sep 200511 Sep 2005
Conference number: 7

Publication series

NameAIP Conference Proceedings
Volume848
ISSN (Print)0094-243X
ISSN (Electronic)1551-7616

Conference

Conference7th International Conference of the Hellenic Astronomical Society
CountryGreece
CityLixourion
Period8/09/0511/09/05

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Katsiyannis, A. C., Williams, D. R., Murtagh, F., McAteer, R. T. J., & Keenan, F. P. (2006). First results from SECIS observations of the 2001 total Solar eclipse. In N. Solomos (Ed.), Recent Advances in Astronomy and Astrophysics: 7th International Conference of the Hellenic Astronomical Society (1 ed., Vol. 848, pp. 95-104). (AIP Conference Proceedings; Vol. 848). AIP Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2347965