|First Results from the Chromosphere and
|526, Solar Polarization Workshop 8
|de Wijn, A. G.
|The Chromosphere and Prominence Magnetometer (ChroMag) is an instrument with the goal
of quantifying the intertwined dynamics and magnetism of the solar chromosphere and
prominences through synoptic imaging spectro-polarimetry of the full solar disk.
The picture of chromospheric magnetism and dynamics is rapidly developing, and a
pressing need exists for breakthrough measurements of the chromospheric vector
magnetic field, which can be considered to represent the lower boundary of the
ChroMag will provide measurements that will enable scientists to study and better
understand the energetics of the solar atmosphere, how prominences are formed, how
energy is stored in the magnetic field structure of the atmosphere, and how it is
released during space weather events like flares and coronal mass ejections.
A prototype ChroMag instrument is currently deployed in Boulder, CO, USA.
We present an overview of the instrument capabilities, a progress update on the
ChroMag development, and show initial results.