SOHO Ultraviolet Coronagraph Spectrometer

UVCS Scientific Purpose

The purpose of the UVCS is to provide a detailed description of the extended solar corona that can be used to address a broad range of scientific questions regarding the nature of the solar corona and the generation of the solar wind.

UVCS makes measurements of the solar corona between 2 and 10 solar radii from sun center with high spectral and spatial resolution. From the spectroscopic measurements at ultraviolet wavelengths, the

can be determined. Information about the can also be learned.

Get Involved

A User's Guide to UVCS

1998 UVCS Science Team Meeting
24-26 September, 1998

7th SOHO Workshop
28 September - 1 October 1998

UVCS Papers and Abstracts

UVCS Observations, Planned and Completed

Detailed description of the UVCS instrument and mission

UVCS Scientists

UVCS Team Science Working Groups

Experiment Handbook (the "Yellow Book")

UVCS Data Policy

Access to UVCS data and software

PRESS RELEASE SOHO's First Anniversary Press Release.

Comet SOHO-8/ Stetzelberger

UVCS images and images from other SOHO instruments are available.

UVCS Poster

UVCS Science Meeting: Nov. 8 - 11, 1996 in Baltimore

A smaller Spartan UVCS has successfully observed the solar corona during three Space Shuttle missions.

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Last Modified by Raid Suleiman and Peter Smith on 11/14/97