The Measurement of Long-Period Oscillations at Sacramento Peak Observatory and South Pole [chapter]

Robin Stebbins, Christopher Wilson
1983 Problems of Solar and Stellar Oscillations  
A program to measure long-period brightness oscillations at the solar limb has been pursued at Sacramento Peak Observatory for several years. Past improvements in observing technique and data analysis are reviewed. The encouraging results aid in the verification of the reality and the origin of oscillatory signals. However, the main stumbling block to this and other observational programs is the length of observing sequences imposed by the day/night cycle. The South Pole has received
more » ... received considerable attention as a site where extended observations might be possible. Currently, the Sacramento Peak program is developing a South Pole telescope designed for the observing technique and data analysis proven in Sunspot. A review of pertinent South Pole site parameters is given here for other workers who may be considering South Pole observations. Observing sequences longer than 150 hr are possible, though rare. Data sets of this duration are very attractive for solar oscillation studies.
doi:10.1007/978-94-009-7088-5_5 fatcat:4wifyizwprckpexeflzbribira