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Sunspot image in the Stokes parameters

[Sunspot Stokes]

About this image

Images in the Stokes parameters I, V, U, and Q in an isolated sunspot that was located near the center of the solar disk. The four images shown are each approximately 1.0 x 1.7 arc minutes in size. Each image is a slice of a data cube at a wavelength corresponding to the Zeeman splitting from a field of 1430 gauss. The maximum field observed in this sunspot was 1970 gauss. See the article in the NOAO September 2000 newsletter.

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Minimum credit line: Don Jennings (GSFC), NSO/AURA/NSF

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