Solar Observations with Single-Dish INAF Radio Telescopes: Continuum Imaging in the 18 – 26 GHz Range

  title={Solar Observations with Single-Dish INAF Radio Telescopes: Continuum Imaging in the 18 – 26 GHz Range},
  author={Alberto Pellizzoni and Simona Righini and Maria Noemi Iacolina and M. Marongiu and Sara Mulas and Giulia Murtas and G. Valente and Elise Egron and Matteo Bachetti and Franco Buffa and Raimondo Concu and G. L. Deiana and Salvo L. Guglielmino and Adelaide Ladu and Sara Loru and Andrea Maccaferri and Pasqualino Marongiu and Andrea Melis and Alessandro Navarrini and Alessandro Orfei and P. Ortu and Mauro Pili and Tonino Pisanu and Giuseppe Pupillo and Andrea Saba and Luca Schirru and Giampaolo Serra and Caterina Tiburzi and Alessandra Zanichelli and Pietro Zucca and Mauro Messerotti},
  journal={Solar Physics},
We present a new solar radio imaging system implemented through the upgrade of the large single-dish telescopes of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), not originally conceived for solar observations.During the development and early science phase of the project (2018 – 2020), we obtained about 170 maps of the entire solar disk in the 18 – 26 GHz band, filling the observational gap in the field of solar imaging at these frequencies. These solar images have typical resolutions… 



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