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Sensitivity Kernels for Flows in Time-Distance Helioseismology: Extension to Spherical Geometry

Author: Vincent Böning
We extend an existing Born approximation method for calculating the linear sensitivity of helioseismic travel times to flows from Cartesian to spherical geometry. This development is necessary for using the Born approximation for ... more

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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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A new cosmic coincidence in conjunction with the cosmic expansion.

Author: Christian Nutto
The discovery of the cosmic acceleration (Perlmutter & Riess, 1999; Perlmutter et al., 1999; Riess et al., 1998) along with the presence of dark matter is one of the most intriguing puzzles in modern physics and cosmology. Up to n ... 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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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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AN UPDATE ON THE MOPRA SOUTHERN GALACTIC PLANE CO SURVEY

Author: Michael Burton
The 22 m diameter Mopra telescope in Australia is being used to undertake an improved survey of the CO J = 1{0 line at 3mm along the 4th quadrant of the Galaxy, achieving an order of magnitude better spatial and spectral resolut ... more

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Surface waves in solar granulation observed with Sunrise

Author: Markus Roth
Solar oscillations are expected to be excited by turbulent flows in the intergranular lanes near the solar surface. Time series recorded by the IMaX instrument aboard the {\sc Sunrise} observatory reveal solar oscillations at hig ... more

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EXTENDED CARBON LINE EMISSION IN THE GALAXY: SEARCHING FOR DARK MOLECULAR GAS ALONG THE G328 SIGHTLINE

Author: Michael Burton
We present spectral data cubes of the [CI] 809 GHz, 12CO 115 GHz, 13CO 110 GHz, and HI 1.4 GHz line emission from a ∼1 square degree region along the l = 328 (G328) sightline in the Galactic Plane. Emission arises principally ... more

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