Solar Physics Division Meeting 2000, June 19-22
Session 3. Photospheric Magnetic Flux
Oral, Chair: K. D. Leka, Monday, June 19, 2000, 8:35-10:00am, Forum

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[3.02] New Results from the Flare Genesis Experiment

D. M. Rust, P. N. Bernasconi, H. A. Eaton (JHU/APL), C. Keller (NSO), G. A. Murphy (JHU/APL), B. Schmieder (Obs. Paris, Meudon)

From January 10 to 27, 2000, the Flare Genesis solar telescope observed the Sun while suspended from a balloon in the stratosphere above Antarctica. The goal of the mission was to acquire long time series of high-resolution images and vector magnetograms of the solar photosphere and chromosphere. Images were obtained in the magnetically sensitive Ca I line at 6122 Angstroms and at H-alpha (6563 Angstroms). The FGE data were obtained in the context of Max Millennium Observing Campaign #004, the objective of which was to study the ``Genesis of Solar Flares and Active Filaments/Sigmoids." Flare Genesis obtained about 26,000 usable images on the 8 targeted active regions. A preliminary examination reveals a good sequence on an emerging flux region and data on the M1 flare on January 22, as well as a number of sequences on active filaments. We will present the results of our first analysis efforts. Flare Genesis was supported by NASA grants NAG5-4955, NAG5-5139, and NAG5-8331 and by NSF grant OPP-9615073. The Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization supported early development of the Flare Genesis Experiment.

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