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Optical output of the 24 April 1984 white-light flare


Results of quantitative, two-dimensional photographic photometry of the spectacular 24 April 1984 white-light flare (WLF) are presented, including measurements of optical continuum peak flux, spectrum, and power. The WLF light curve peaks nearly simultaneously with the flare hard x-rays, but precedes the peak soft x-ray thermal emission by several minutes.

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Neidig, D.F., Grosser, H. & Hrovat, M. Optical output of the 24 April 1984 white-light flare. Sol Phys 155, 199–202 (1994).

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  • Flare
  • Light Curve
  • Thermal Emission
  • Optical Output
  • Peak Flux