First high resolution interferometric observation of a solar prominence with ALMA

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2022
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Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters
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Labrosse N.
Rodger A.S.
Radziszewski K.
Rudawy P.
Antolin P.
Fletcher L.
Levens P.J.
Peat A.W.
Schmieder B.
Simoes P.J.A.
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© 2022 The Author(s) 2022. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Royal Astronomical Society.We present the first observation of a solar prominence at 84 - 116 GHz using the high resolution interferometric imaging of ALMA. Simultaneous observations in Hα from Białkaw Observatory and with SDO/AIA reveal similar prominence morphology to the ALMA observation. The contribution functions of 3 mm and Hα emission are shown to have significant overlap across a range of gas pressures. We estimate the maximum millimetre-continuum optical thickness to be τ3mm ≈ 2, and the brightness temperature from the observed Hα intensity. The brightness temperature measured by ALMA is ∼6000 - 7000 K in the prominence spine, which correlates well with the estimated brightness temperature for a kinetic temperature of 8000 K.
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