NEID solar spectrum

NEID solar spectrum

 NEID’s spectroscopic observations of the Sun showing coverage extending beyond visible light represented by colors of rainbow

An image of NEID’s spectroscopic observations of the sun. NEID’s spectral coverage extends significantly redder and bluer than the limits of human vision, enabling it to observe many critical spectral lines. NEID’s design enables high spectral resolution, large wavelength coverage, and exquisite stability. The image is inspired by the classic image of the spectrum of the sun created by N.A. Sharpe, based on data obtained at the McMath Pierce Observatory, located at Kitt Peak, where NEID is also located.

IMAGE: Dani Zemba, Guðmundur Stefánsson, and the NEID Team