Near Infrared Chromosphere Observatory


NICO, the Near Infrared Chromosphere Observatory, is a platform for determining the magnetic structure and sources of heating for the solar chromosphere. NICO, a balloon-borne observatory, will use the largest solar telescope flying to map the magnetic fields, velocities, and heating events of the chromosphere and photosphere in detail. NICO will introduce new technologies to solar flight missions, such as wavefront sensing for monitoring telescope alignment, real-time correlation tracking and high-speed image motion compensation, and wide aperture Fabry-Perot etalons for extended spectral scanning.

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@inproceedings{Labonte2003NearIC, title={Near Infrared Chromosphere Observatory}, author={B J Labonte and David M. Rust and Pietro N. Bernasconi and Manolis K. Georgoulis and Nicola J. Fox and Wolfgang Kalkofen and Haosheng Lin}, year={2003} }