A&A 489, 429-440 (2008)
Stokes imaging polarimetry using image restoration at the Swedish 1-m solar telescopeM. J. van Noort1 and L. H. M. Rouppe van der Voort2
1 Institute for Solar Physics of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, AlbaNova University Center, 106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
2 Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, University of Oslo, PO Box 1029 Blindern, 0315 Oslo, Norway
Received 13 April 2008 / Accepted 2 June 2008
Aims. We aim to achieve both high spatial resolution and high polarimetric sensitivity, using an earth-based 1m-class solar telescope, for the study of magnetic fine structure on the surface of the Sun.
Methods. We use a setup with 3 high-speed, low-noise cameras to construct datasets with interleaved polarimetric states, particularly suitable for Multi-Object Multi-Frame Blind Deconvolution image restorations. We discuss the polarimetric calibration routine and various potential sources of error in the results.
Results. We obtained near diffraction limited images, which have a noise level of . We confirm that dark cores have a weaker magnetic field and a lower inclination angle with respect to the solar surface than the edges of the penumbral filament. We demonstrate that the magnetic field strength in faculae-striations is significantly lower than in other nearby parts of the faculae.
Key words: methods: observational -- techniques: image processing -- techniques: polarimetric -- Sun: magnetic fields -- sunspots -- Sun: faculae, plages
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