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On July 2, 2019, a total solar eclipse (TSE) was observable from Chile and Argentina. In Chile, I worked alongside the Solar Wind Sherpas, an international group led by Dr. Shadia Habbal from the University of Hawai'i Institute for Astronomy, to make observations of the solar corona and gather information about its elemental composition. Narrow band data were collected for Fe XI, Fe XIV, and Ar X. Data collected during TSE observations can be used to help solve two puzzles in solar physics: the coronal heating problem and the mechanisms responsible for the fast and slow solar winds. Narrow band images were processed and analyzed with MaxIm DL and the process was replicated by code I wrote in Python. The goal for this project was to write image processing code in Python to recreate what the image processing package MaxIm DL does.



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Dr. Martina B. Arndt, Thesis Advisor

Dr. Thomas P. Kling, Committee Member

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