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Paper: The CoMP-S Instrument at the Lomnický Peak Observatory: Status Report
Volume: 504, Coimbra Solar Physics Meeting: Ground-based Solar Observations in the Space Instrumentation Era
Page: 321
Authors: Kučera, A.; Ambróz, J.; Gömöry, P.; Habaj, P.; Kavka, J.; Kozák, M.; Schwartz, P.; Rybák, J.; Tomczyk, S.; Sewell, S.; Aumiller, P.; Summers, R.; Watt, A.
Abstract: The Coronal Multi-channel Polarimeter for Slovakia (CoMP-S) has been installed at the high-altitude Lomnicky Peak Observatory of the Astronomical Institute of SAS (2633 m a.s.l.) in 2011. The instrument was designed and manufactured by HAO/NCAR (Boulder, USA) with a tunable Lyot filter and polarimeter for visible and near IR spectral regions. This instrument is proposed for coronagraphic observations of magnetic and velocity fields in the solar corona and in prominences. A fundamental upgrade of this instrument has been prepared with pair of cameras sensitive in the near IR spectral region in a new camera module. This upgrade is being incorporated to the instrument in course of the year 2014. In this contribution the technical parameters of the final configuration of the CoMP-S instrument containing four cameras, covering both visible and near IR spectral regions, are described. We also present a potential of the CoMP-S instrument for coronagraphic spectro-polarimetric observations of the solar corona and prominences with a capability for sequential measurements of the spectral profiles of all prominent emission lines in spectral region from 500 to 1100 nm.
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