AAS 200th meeting, Albuquerque, NM, June 2002
Session 55. Solar Data Analysis and Calibration
Display, Wednesday, June 5, 2002, 10:00am-7:00pm, SW Exhibit Hall

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[55.10] Linking to On-Line Solar Photometric Data at the San Fernando Observatory

A.M. Cookson, S.R. Walton, D.K. Fulton (SFO/CSUN)

An important function of any observatory is the dissemination of its accumulated data to the science-minded community, whether it be professional or amateur. The San Fernando Observatory (SFO) has full-disk photometric images of the Sun as well as sunspot and faculae statistical data from these images beginning in 1986. These images were obtained at wavelengths of 672.3 nm (red), 472.3 nm (blue), and 393.4 nm (CaII K-line). In order to make our data-products accessible, we present here a newly designed and developing website for the SFO that includes our location and contact information, history, instrumentation, staff, published material, daily-updated graphs of various solar cycle activities and trends, and interactive access to our data. Through this site, a user can query our database by single or multiple dates, times, feature types, and/or wavelengths, and we are providing a short tutorial for those new to our procedures. As with any growing thing, this is a work in progress. We believe this newly developed website, with its general content and on-line retrieval of archived visual and statistical data, will be useful to the solar community. We also believe it will provide educational and public outreach opportunities for both SFO and the Physics and Astronomy Department at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), to which it belongs. This work was supported by NSF grant ATM-9912132 and NASA grants NAG5-7191 and NAG5-7778.

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