Two Practical Methods for Coronal Intensity Determination

Cakmak H.

SOLAR PHYSICS, vol.292, no.12, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 292 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11207-017-1217-x
  • Title of Journal : SOLAR PHYSICS


Determining the relative brightness of the solar corona is one of the most critical stages in solar eclipse studies. For this purpose, images taken with different exposures and polarization angles in white-light observations are used. The composite image of each polarization angle is produced by combining the images of different exposures. With the help of the intensity calibration function of these images, the relative intensity of the corona can be calculated. The total brightness of the solar corona is calculated using Stokes parameters obtained from intensity values of three polarization angles. In this study, two methods are presented: the first is used to obtain the intensity calibration function of the photographic material using calibration images, and the second is used to calculate the combined intensity values of images taken with different polarization angles.