Contributed Talk - Splinter Solar
Friday, 15 September 2023, 15:15 (H 3005)
Tautenburg Solar Laboratory (TauSoL) as a pathfinder towards SPRING
Markus Roth, Dirk Soltau, Hemanth Pruthvi, Hans-Peter Doerr, Michael Sigwarth, Aashana Tripathi
Thüringer Landessternwarte (TLS), Tautenburg
The Solar Physics Research Integrated Network Group (SPRING) is conceived as a next generation global network of synoptic solar observing facilities. To realize the technological needs of SPRING, we are developing a container-based full disk solar observational facility, dubbed Tautenburg Solar Laboratory(TauSoL). It will be installed and operated at the site of the Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg. The facility consisting of a two-mirror polar siderostat mounted on top of a climate-controlled 40-foot container and equipped with several optical tables provides platform for the instrument development. The primary instrument is a two-dimensional spectropolarimeter based on tunable Fabry-Pérot interferometers and high-speed liquid crystal variable retarders. In this presentation, we provide an overview and report on the status of the present development, as well as the future plans. The first light of the telescope is envisioned for early 2024.