Zeeman doppler imaging at the Anglo-Australian telescope

Carter, Brad (2011) Zeeman doppler imaging at the Anglo-Australian telescope. In: Celebrating the AAO: past, present and future. Australian Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Canberra, Australia, pp. 196-199. ISBN 978-1-921916-04-5


Zeeman Doppler Imaging (ZDI) is a technique in which stellar spectra taken in polarised light are analysed to reconstruct surface images of starspots and magnetic fields. ZDI is a European–Australian research collaboration that offers unique insight into stellar magnetic activity, and includes studies of young stars that provide proxies for understanding early solar history. ZDI has been a part of the AAT’s own history for two decades, a successful combination of niche science and instrumentation that is revealing the evolution of activity and dynamos in the Sun and other stars.

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Additional Information (displayed to public): Proceedings of a symposium held in Coonabarabran June 21-25, 2010, to commemorate 35 years of the AAO and its transition to the Australian Astronomical Observatory. This work is copyright. Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, no part may be reproduced by any process without prior written permission from the Commonwealth. Requests and inquiries concerning reproduction and rights should be addressed to the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, GPO Box 9839, Canberra ACT 2601. Print copy held USQ Library 338.994 Cel
Depositing User: Dr Brad Carter
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2012 02:47
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2014 04:41
Uncontrolled Keywords: images; doppler; magnetic fields; history of the universe; young stars
Fields of Research (FoR): 02 Physical Sciences > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020110 Stellar Astronomy and Planetary Systems
02 Physical Sciences > 0204 Condensed Matter Physics > 020402 Condensed Matter Imaging
02 Physical Sciences > 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences > 020102 Astronomical and Space Instrumentation
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20484

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