Long-period chromospheric oscillations in network bright points

Francis Keenan, Michail Mathioudakis, R.T.J. McAteer, D.R. Williams, P.T. Gallagher, K.J.H. Phillips

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The spatial variation of chromospheric oscillations in network bright points (NBPs) is studied using high-resolution observations in Ca II K3. Light curves and hence power spectra were created by isolating distinct regions of the NBP via a simple intensity thresholding technique. Using this technique, it was possible to identify peaks in the power spectra with particular spatial positions within the NBPs. In particular, long-period waves with periods of 4-15 minutes (1-4 mHz) were found in the central portions of each NBP, indicating that these waves are certainly not acoustic but possibly due to magnetoacoustic or magnetogravity wave modes. We also show that spatially averaged or low spatial resolution power spectra can lead to an inability to detect such long-period waves.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L165-L168
Number of pages4
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Issue number2 II
Publication statusPublished - 10 Mar 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science

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