The INTER-SOL Programme (ISP)
Indroduction and Purposes
The INTER-SOL Programme (ISP) was established by Mr Reinhard Wiechoczek -
also founder of the Public Observatory Paderborn - in 1977 after several
preparatory tests during 1976.
Surveying the different sunspot phenomena, IS (INTER-SOL Index) should
give more detailed information about the solar activity than the common
international SIDC (Brussels) which is deriving just one concluding sunspot
IS should be comparable to terrestrial statistics of any kind for
possible research of solar-terrestrial phenomena. The task of ISP is to draw
up a document of the solar activity. Since most of the terrestrial statistics
dealing with all aspects of life are based on monthly or yearly terms, the
IS data are smoothed to means out of three terrestrial months.
The INTER-SOL Programme is also a fascinating project of close collaboration
between amateurs and professionals around the globe. The intention is to
extend a network of active solar observers in all continents.
Facing all the giant scientific investigations - earth-bound as well as operating
in space - we have to be aware of the fact that ISP does not have a professional
but a serious amateur character.
Experienced solar observers are welcome to join
the growing international IS-Team.
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