Solar Physics Division Meeting 2000, June 19-22
Session 1. Helioseismology, Magnetic Fields, Chromosphere and Transition Region
Display, Chair: C. U. Keller, Monday-Thursday, June 19, 2000, 8:00am-6:00pm, Forum Ballroom

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[1.17] The ECHO (Experiment for Coordinated Helioseismic Observations) Network

S. Tomczyk (HAO/NCAR), S. J. Jiménez Reyes (HAO/NCAR, IAC), A. Jiménez, P.L. Pallé (IAC)

The High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (HAO/NCAR) in collaboration with the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) have recently completed a two-station helioseismic network with sites at Mauna Loa, Hawaii and Izana, Tenerife. The instruments are Doppler imagers employing Magneto-Optical filters and are based on the existing LOWL instrument. We expect the network to provide a duty cycle of 50%, compared to 22% for the LOWL. In addition, the ECHO incorporates several improvements over the LOWL including: 1) a CCD detector with square pixels and a factor of two increase in spatial resolution; 2) better guiding; 3) exchange of red and blue images every 15 seconds to better facilitate detector flat fielding; and 4) improved thermal control of the instrument enclosure.

We will present initial data from the network and demonstrate network performance.

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