Ref: POSTER-2019-0119

Data homogenization for a network of ground-based synoptic imaging telescopes

Bechet, Sabrina ; Clette, Frédéric

Poster presented at ML-Helio, Machine Learning in Heliophysics on 2019-09-19

Abstract: Ground-based synoptic imaging telescopes are used nowadays for continuous whole-disk monitoring of solar activity as a lightweight patrol for space weather forecasts. However, one single station has limited time coverage due to the night-day cycle and variable observing conditions. This can be mitigated by considering a network of stations at different geographical locations. However, before such multi-station data can be merged, we need to homogenize images from different instruments (different optical set-up, bandpasses, CCD), or from identical instruments at different sites (different observing conditions, slightly different spectral bandpass, ..) such as the planned SOLARNET-SPRING network. This is a first mandatory step towards more advanced products such as synoptic maps and solar feature or event detection. We present the ongoing development of such homogenization algorithms for full disk images at three different wavelengths (white-light, Ca II K and H-alpha). In particular we illustrate the correction of geometrical differences (disk re-centering, intensity normalization) as well as radial and non-radial photometric inhomogeneities (limb darkening, atmospheric transparency, stray-light) on synoptic images taken at the Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB) and at the Kanzelhöhe Observatory (KSO).

Keyword(s): USET ; homogenization ; synoptic images
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Royal Observatory of Belgium > Solar Physics & Space Weather (SIDC)
Conference Contributions & Seminars > Posters
Solar-Terrestrial Centre of Excellence

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