This document contains information about Coronal Mass Ejections (CME's) and images recorded by the Coronagraph/Polarimeter telescope aboard the Solar Maximum Mission (SMM) satellite (1980, 1984-1989).
[SMM C/P Data]
[MLSO Data Archive Site ]
[NASA SMM Site]
[ CME Primer] [ SMM Overview ] [ SMM C/P Telescope ]
[ Coronal Movie ] [ CME Gallery] [ Synoptic Maps ] [ CME catalogues ]
[Calibration Information] [IDL Tools]
What Is A Coronal Mass Ejection ?
A discussion of coronal mass ejections, and what we've learned about them thus far.
Solar Maximum Mission: Overview
A description of the SMM satellite, the in-orbit repair, and gaps in coronagraph observations.
Coronagraph Instrument Description
A discussion of the SMM coronagraph/polarimeter and its features.
Solar Corona Movie
View an MPEG movie [1.3 MB] of 4-quadrant compositie images (9 -> 19 April 1980)
Coronal Mass Ejection Gallery
Access to selected SMM coronal mass ejection images.
View coronal synoptic maps [1980, 1984-1989].
Coronal Mass Ejection Catalogue
A list of observed coronal mass ejections and their measured properties.
MLSO Data Archive Web Site
Retrieve data from the MLSO site. You will need to manually return to this site.
NASA SMM Site
Information about the SMM mission and access to data for other instruments. You will need to manually return to this site.
A directory containing the TeX and Postscript for
Bagenal, F. and Stanger, A.L., "Calibration of the SMM Coronagraph/Polarimeter Based on Observations of Jupiter"
Directories containing IDL software for the calibration of SMM data, for generating movies from FITS files, for IDL color tables and IDL software for measuring mass brightness and positions from the data.
All of the SMM coronagraph images provided on our web page may be freely used by the scientific community for research purposes. No collaboration with High Altitude Observatory (HAO) members is required, and no proposals need be submitted for approval. However, the proper credits should be provided. Please read the DATA POLICY page.
The Solar Maximum Mission Coronagraph/Polarimenter was designed & operated by the High Altitude Observatory (HAO), a division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
The SMM Coronagraph/Polarimeter instrument was built by Ball Aerospace Systems Division (BASD).
The SMM Spacecraft was built by Goddard Space Flight Center ( GSFC), and the SMM project was funded & managed by the National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA).
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