The Italian Panoramic Monochromator
Osservatorio Astrofisico di Arcetri, Largo E. Fermi 5, I-50125 Firenze, Italy
Send offprint request to: F. Cavallini
Accepted: 29 July 1997
A new instrument for solar bidimensional spectroscopy, the Italian Panoramic Monochromator (IPM), has been recently installed on the Télescope Heliographique pour l'Étude du Magnétisme et des Instabilités de l'atmosphère Solaire (THEMIS), the French-Italian solar telescope built in Tenerife (Canary Islands). On a square field , this instrument allows one to obtain monochromatic images of the solar surface with high spectral resolution ( 256 000 at 5500 Å), preserving all the spatial resolution delivered by the telescope (). The wavelength stability of the instrumental profile is very high, the maximum drift in 10 hours amounting to about 10 ms-1.
Key words: instrumentation: interferometers / instrumentation: spectrographs / Sun: photosphere / Sun: chromosphere
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