A Chromatic Treatment of Linear Polarization in the Solar Corona at the 2023 Total Solar Eclipse Journal Article uri icon



  • Abstract; The broadband solar K-corona is linearly polarized due to Thomson scattering. Various strategies have been used to represent coronal polarization. Here, we present a new way to visualize the polarized corona, using observations from the 2023 April 20 total solar eclipse in Australia in support of the Citizen CATE 2024 project. We convert observations in the common four-polarizer orthogonal basis (0°, 45°, 90°, & 135°) to −60°, 0°, and +60° (MZP) polarization, which is homologous to R, G, B color channels. The unique image generated provides some sense of how humans might visualize polarization if we could perceive it in the same way we perceive color.

publication date

  • November 14, 2023

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  • hybrid

Date in CU Experts

  • November 14, 2023 7:56 AM

Full Author List

  • Patel R; Seaton DB; Caspi A; Kovac SA; Davis SJ; Carini JP; Gardner CH; Gosain S; Klein V; Laatsch SA

author count

  • 20

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Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2515-5172

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 241

end page

  • 241


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