Poster Abstracts

Name/Affiliation:  Alexandra Tritschler (National Solar Observatory, AURA Inc.)

Title:  DKIST: Observing the Sun at High Resolution

Co-Authors: T. E. Berger, T. R. Rimmele, F. Woeger, D. Elmore, K. P. Reardon, R. Casini, J. R. Kuhn, H. Lin, W. Schmidt The 4-m aperture Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) formerly known as the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) and currently under construction on Haleakala (Maui, Hawaii) will be the largest solar ground-based telescope and leading resource for studying the dynamic Sun and its phenomena at high spatial, spectral and temporal resolution. Specifically,to provide precise and accurate spectropolarimetric observations at high-spatial resolution throughout the solar atmosphere including the corona is a high priority and a major science driver. The DKIST first-light instruments will include: a Visible Broadband Imager (VBI) for high spatial and temporal resolution imaging of the solar atmosphere; a Visible Spectropolarimeter (ViSP) for sensitive and accurate multi-line spectropolarimetry; a Fabry-Perot based Visible Tunable Filter (VTF) for high-spatial resolution spectropolarimetry; a fiber-fed Diffraction-Limited Near-Infrared Spectropolarimeter (DL-NIRSP); and a Cryogenic Near-Infrared Spectropolarimeter (Cryo-NIRSP) for coronal magnetic field measurements and on-disk observations at 4.7 microns. We will provide an overview of the solar science that the DKIST will be able to address and detail its unique capabilities to perform spectroscopic and spectropolarimetric measurements of the solar atmosphere using the DKIST's instrumentation suite.