New Observations of Balmer Continuum Flux in Solar Flares

@article{Kotr2016NewOO,
  title={New Observations of Balmer Continuum Flux in Solar Flares},
  author={P. Kotr{\vc} and O. Prochazka and P. Heinzel},
  journal={Solar Physics},
  year={2016},
  volume={291},
  pages={779-789}
}
  • P. Kotrč, O. Prochazka, P. Heinzel
  • Published 2016
  • Physics
  • Solar Physics
  • Increase in the Balmer continuum radiation during solar flares was predicted by various authors, but has never been firmly confirmed observationally using ground-based slit spectrographs. Here we describe a new post-focal instrument, the image selector, with which the Balmer continuum flux can be measured from the whole flare area, in analogy to successful detections of flaring dMe stars. The system was developed and put into operation at the horizontal solar telescope HSFA2 of the Ondřejov… CONTINUE READING

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