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Session 37 - First Results from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO).
Display session, Tuesday, June 11
The Ultraviolet Coronagraph Spectrometer aboard the SOHO satellite has observed the extended solar corona in H I Ly\alpha and O VI lines for coronal diagnostics, but other, fainter, lines are also present. We discuss a spectral atlas obtained from emission in equatorial streamers and above solar active regions, pointing out lines which are especially useful for determining the elemental abundances, ionization state, and density of the emitting plasma. This work is supported by NASA under contract NAS5-31250 to the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory.
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