The Citizen CATE Experiment

CATE 2017 Movies: 1% of data roughly co-aligned
​Updated 20170909: prominence from several sites
Updated 20170911: a few shuffled, noise-added, watermarked frames showing global view

CATE  21 Aug 2017 Data:
62 sites with data
5 sites with clouds
1 site unknown

Oregon                                10/10 sites observing
Idaho                                   8/8 sites observing
Wyoming                            8/11 sites observing
Nebraska                            9/9 sites observing
Kansas                                 1/2 sites observing
Missouri                              5/6 sites observing
Illinois                                  3/4 sites observing
Kentucky                             5/5 sites observing
Tennessee                           5/5 sites observing
North Carolina                   1/1 site observing
South Carolina                   7/7 sites observing
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The Citizen CATE Experiment will use a fleet of telescopes to observe the total solar eclipse of 21 Aug 2017.  As the shadow of the moon travels across the continental USA, citizen astronomers from more than 68 sites will take images of the brightness of the inner solar corona.  While the totality phase of the eclipse will last only 2 minutes at each site, the combined Citizen CATE Experiment data set will reveal for the first time how this part of the solar atmosphere changes during 90 minutes. New scientific results about the dynamics of the magnetic fields and plasmas in this part of the solar corona will be derived from the data, and the image sequence will provide a beautiful perspective of the solar eclipse as never seen before.

CATE SCIENCE GOALS

CATE2016: Science Paper
 Penn et al., 2017,PASP, 129:015005

CONTACT INFO
cateteam@citizencate.org