Observations of the radial velocity of the Sun as measured with the novel SONG spectrograph: results from a 1-week campaign

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Deployment of the prototype node of the SONG project took place in April 2012 at Observatorio del Teide (Canary Islands). Its key instrument (echelle spectrograph) was installed and operational a few weeks later while its 1 m feeding telescope suffered a considerable delay to meet the required specifications. Using a fibre-feed, solar light could be fed to the spectrograph and we carried out a 1-week observing campaign in June 2012 to evaluate its performance for measuring precision radial velocities. In this work we present the first results of this campaign by comparing the sensitivity of the SONG spectrograph with other helioseismology reference instruments (Mark-I and GOLF) when simultaneous data are considered.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012051
Book seriesJournal of Physics: Conference Series (Online)
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jul 2013
EventEclipse on the Coral Sea: Cycle 24 Ascending - Palm Cove, Australia
Duration: 12 Nov 201216 Nov 2012


ConferenceEclipse on the Coral Sea
CityPalm Cove

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