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Ultrahigh-resolution images of the solar chromosphere and corona using coordinated rocket and balloon observations
Author(s): Arthur B. C. Walker; J. Gethyn Timothy; Richard B. Hoover; Troy W. Barbee
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Paper Abstract

A discussion is presented of the scientific objectives that can be pursued by simultaneous coronal/chromospheric observation with the Multi-Spectral Solar Telescope Array (MSSTA), and a new balloon-borne observatory called the Ultra-High Resolution Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectroheliograph (UHRVS). Attention is given to the proposed UHRVS observatory, which will incorporate two instruments, a 65-cm aperture telescope with narrowband filters for high resolution photographic and photoelectric spectroheliograms, and a very high resolution spectrograph which uses a 40-cm aperture telescope. The capabilities of the MSSTA, and the joint UHRVS/MSSTA observing program that is envisioned are reviewed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 January 1993
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 1742, Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy and Projection Lithography, (21 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140586
Show Author Affiliations
Arthur B. C. Walker, Stanford Univ. (United States)
J. Gethyn Timothy, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Richard B. Hoover, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Troy W. Barbee, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1742:
Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy and Projection Lithography
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker, Editor(s)

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