Diagnostics for spectropolarimetry and magnetography

  title={Diagnostics for spectropolarimetry and magnetography},
  author={Jose Carlos del Toro Iniesta and Valentin Pillet},
  journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
  pages={37 - 43}
Abstract An assessment on the capabilities of modern spectropolarimeters and magnetographs is in order since most of our astrophysical results rely upon the accuracy of the instrumentation and on the sensitivity of the observables to variations of the sought physical parameters. A contribution to such an assessment will be presented in this talk where emphasis will be made on the use of the so-called response functions to gauge the probing capabilities of spectral lines and on an analytical… 
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