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Fabrication and test of a wide-field H-Lyman alpha coronagraph/polarimeter
Author(s): Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker Jr.; Silvano Fineschi; Phillip C. Baker; Muamer Zukic; Jongmin Kim
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Paper Abstract

The Wide Field H-Lyman (alpha) Coronagraph/Polarimeter is currently being developed for solar research. This instrument has been designed to produce high resolution full-disk images of the Sun in a narrow bandpass centered at the neutral hydrogen Lyman (alpha) (Ly-(alpha) ) line ((lambda) 1215.7 angstroms). It has higher sensitivity and a wider field-of-view than the coronagraph which produced solar Ly-(alpha) images on May 13, 1991 during the MSSTA flight. The all-reflecting polarizers use advanced induced transmission and absorption thin film multilayer coatings to optimize the reflectivity and polarization properties at 1215.7 angstroms. We describe the instrument and discuss the current status of the fabrication of the Wide Field H-Lyman (alpha) Coronagraph/Polarimeter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 1994
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2010, X-Ray and Ultraviolet Polarimetry, (15 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168570
Show Author Affiliations
Richard B. Hoover, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Arthur B. C. Walker Jr., Stanford Univ. (United States)
Silvano Fineschi, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Phillip C. Baker, Baker Consulting (United States)
Muamer Zukic, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Jongmin Kim, Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2010:
X-Ray and Ultraviolet Polarimetry
Silvano Fineschi, Editor(s)

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