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Eight years of solar observations with PICARD
Author(s): M. Meftah; T. Corbard; F. Morand; C. Renaud; R. Ikhlef; M. Fodil; A. -J. Vieau; L. Damé
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Paper Abstract

PICARD is a mission devoted to solar variability observation, which aims at perpetuating valuable historical time-series of the solar radius. PICARD contains a double program with in-space and on-ground measurements using Ritchey-Chrétien telescopes. The PICARD spacecraft was launched on June 15, 2010, commissioned in-flight in October of the same year, and was retired in April 2014. PICARD ground-based observatory is functional since May 2011 in the Plateau de Calern (France), and is still operational today. We shall give an overview of the PICARD instrumentation and the performances of the existing ground-based telescope. We will also present our current results about solar radius variations after eight years of solar observations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 2018
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10704, Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VII, 107041F (10 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2311716
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M. Meftah, LATMOS, Univ. Paris Saclay, Univ. de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Sorbonne Univ. (France)
T. Corbard, Univ. Côte d'Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, CNRS (France)
F. Morand, Univ. Côte d'Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, CNRS (France)
C. Renaud, Univ. Côte d'Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, CNRS (France)
R. Ikhlef, Univ. Côte d'Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, CNRS (France)
M. Fodil, Univ. Côte d'Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, CNRS (France)
A. -J. Vieau, LATMOS, Univ. Paris Saclay, Univ. de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Sorbonne Univ. (France)
L. Damé, LATMOS, Univ. Paris Saclay, Univ. de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Sorbonne Univ. (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10704:
Observatory Operations: Strategies, Processes, and Systems VII
Alison B. Peck; Robert L. Seaman; Chris R. Benn, Editor(s)

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