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Session 73 - Solar Space Observations, SOHO & SERTS.
Display session, Friday, January 09
Exhibit Hall,

[73.09] A User's Guide to UVCS/SOHO

J. L. Kohl (SAO), G. Noci (U. Firenze), S. R. Cranmer, S. Fineschi, L. D. Gardner, C. D. Halas, P. L. Smith, L. Strachan, R. M. Suleiman (SAO)

The SOHO Ultraviolet Coronagraph Spectrometer (UVCS/SOHO) is currently being used to observe the extended solar corona between 1 and 10 heliocentric radii. In its first two years of operation, UVCS/SOHO has made spectroscopic measurements leading to the determination of densities, velocities, temperatures, and elemental abundances in coronal holes, equatorial streamers, and coronal mass ejections. Observations of selected non-solar targets, such as near-ecliptic stars, planets, comets, and interplanetary hydrogen and helium, have also produced interesting astronomical results. This poster presents a brief review of the UVCS/SOHO spectroscopic and polarimetric diagnostic capabilities, highlighted by pertinent observational data. Most importantly, we summarize the procedures that have been designed to allow UVCS/SOHO data to be used by a wide array of researchers, and invite participation in this unique investigation. Scientists interested in UVCS/SOHO observations are encouraged to fill out the ``Get Involved'' questionnaire located on the WWW at:

This work is supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration under grant NAG5-3192 to the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, by Agenzia Spaziale Italiana, and by Swiss funding agencies.

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