SunMap: A Solar Image Processing Software for Obtaining Synoptic Maps

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Bernabé García, Sergio and García, Gabriel and Carrasco, Víctor M. S. and Vaquero, José M. (2022) SunMap: A Solar Image Processing Software for Obtaining Synoptic Maps. Solar Physics, 297 (8). ISSN 0038-0938

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A new open-source software, called SunMap, has been developed to obtain synoptic maps in an easy and quick way from multiple full-disc solar images. Our objective is to provide a free and straightforward application for heliophysicists and geophysicists interested in generating solar synoptic maps. SunMap allows comparison of structures and patterns of solar activity over various periods. Thus, the short- and long-term evolution of solar regions of interest can be studied. To reach this goal, different solar images taken day by day are stored in a single map that uses a sequence of images and allows the positioning of each observable element on it. A simple comparison between a synoptic map generated by SunMap and another previously constructed map is presented to show the versatility of this new available software.


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CRUE-CSIC (Acuerdos Transformativos 2022)

Uncontrolled Keywords:Rotation, Solar cycle, observations, Sunspots, statistics
Subjects:Sciences > Computer science > Software
ID Code:74110
Deposited On:08 Aug 2022 11:29
Last Modified:08 Aug 2022 11:29

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