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Inversions for Deep Solar Meridional Flow Using Spherical Born Kernels

Author: Vincent Böning
The solar meridional flow is a crucial ingredient in modern dynamo theory. Seismic estimates of this flow have, however, been contradictory in deeper layers below about $0.9\,R_\odot$. Results from time-distance helioseismology h ... more

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Experimental results for infrared aberration tracking using a correlation algorithm on two star extended field

Author: Narsireddy Anugu
We report an experimental results of different correlation algorithms for an extended source wavefront sensor.

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The Carina Nebula and Gum 31 molecular complex: I. Molecular gas distribution, column densities and dust temperatures

Author: Michael Burton
We report high resolution observations of the 12CO(1 → 0) and 13CO(1 → 0) molecular lines in the Carina Nebula and the Gum 31 region obtained with the 22-m Mopra telescope as part of the The Mopra Southern Galactic Plane CO Su ... more

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The GREGOR Fabry‐Pérot Interferometer (GFPI) ‐ Technical Innovations and Results achieved in 2013

Author: Klaus Gerhard Puschmann
This paper shall provide a summary of not yet published technical innovations to the GREGOR Fabry-Pérot Interferometer (GFPI) at the 1.5m GREGOR Solar Telescope (Europe's largest solar telescope) that I implemented in 2013 as the ... more

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The Importance of Long-term Synoptic Observations and Data Sets for Solar Physics and Helioseismology

Author: Markus Roth
A casual single glance at the Sun would not lead an observer to conclude that it varies. The discovery of the 11-year sunspot cycle was only made possible through systematic daily observations of the Sun over 150 years and even to ... more

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Modelling solar and stellar brightness variabilities

Author: Alexander Shapiro
Total and spectral solar irradiance, TSI and SSI, have been measured from space since 1978. This is accompanied by the development of models aimed at replicating the observed variability by relating it to solar surface magnetism. ... more

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Measurement of the VLT pupil motions using a 2 × 2 lenslet evaluated aberrations

Author: Narsireddy Anugu
We present the telescope pupil tracking strategy for the GRAVITY interferometer.

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Workshop Report: A New Synoptic Solar Observing Network

Author: Markus Roth
Since all space weather originates in and on the Sun, forecasters need continuous, long-term, consistent, and reliable solar data as a foundation for useful predictions. An effective strategy to obtain nearly continuous solar data ... more

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VARIATION OF ACOUSTIC CUTOFF PERIOD WITH HEIGHT IN THE SOLAR ATMOSPHERE: THEORY VERSUS OBSRVETIONS

Author: Aneta Wisniewska
Recently Wiśniewska et al. demonstrated observationally how the acoustic cutoff frequency varies with height in the solar atmosphere including the upper photosphere and the lower and middle chromosphere, and showed that the obser ... more

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LORD OF THE RINGS: A KINEMATIC DISTANCE TO CIRCINUS X-1 FROM A GIANT X-RAY LIGHT ECHO

Author: Michael Burton
Circinus X-1 exhibited a bright X-ray flare in late 2013. Follow-up observations with Chandra and XMM-Newton from 40 to 80 days after the flare reveal a bright X-ray light echo in the form of four well-defined rings with radii fro ... more

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