Two Ways of Improving Stokes Inversions


Performing Stokes inversion on single pixels can be difficult due to seeing and instrumental smearing. We present two different techniques to improve Stokes inversions. The first method, REGIONS, is a code that finds pixels that are likely to contain signal from the same magnetic element. The second method, mCLEAN, reconstructs a magnetogram if the point spread function (PSF) of the instrument and seeing is known.

The Second Hinode Science Meeting: Beyond Discovery-Toward Understanding