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The Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope onboard Aditya-L1
Author(s): Avyarthana Ghosh; Subhamoy Chatterjee; Aafaque R. Khan; Durgesh Tripathi; A. N. Ramaprakash; Dipankar Banerjee; Pravin Chordia; Achim M. Gandorfer; Natalie Krivova; Dibyendu Nandy; Chaitanya Rajarshi; Sami K. Solanki; S. Sriram
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Paper Abstract

The Solar Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (SUIT) is an instrument onboard the Aditya-L1 spacecraft, the first dedicated solar mission of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), which will be put in a halo orbit at the Sun-Earth Langrage point (L1). SUIT has an off-axis Ritchey–Chrétien configuration with a combination of 11 narrow and broad bandpass filters which will be used for full-disk solar imaging in the Ultravoilet (UV) wavelength range 200-400 nm. It will provide near simultaneous observations of lower and middle layers of the solar atmosphere, namely the Photosphere and Chromosphere. These observations will help to improve our understanding of coupling and dynamics of various layers of the solar atmosphere, mechanisms responsible for stability, dynamics and eruption of solar prominences and Coronal Mass ejections, and possible causes of solar irradiance variability in the Near and Middle UV regions, which is of central interest for assessing the Sun’s influence on climate.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2016
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 990503 (18 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232266
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Avyarthana Ghosh, Inter-Univ. Ctr. for Astronomy and Astrophysics (India)
Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (India)
Subhamoy Chatterjee, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (India)
Aafaque R. Khan, Inter-Univ. Ctr. for Astronomy and Astrophysics (India)
Durgesh Tripathi, Inter-Univ. Ctr. for Astronomy and Astrophysics (India)
A. N. Ramaprakash, Inter-Univ. Ctr. for Astronomy and Astrophysics (India)
Dipankar Banerjee, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (India)
Pravin Chordia, Inter-Univ. Ctr. for Astronomy and Astrophysics (India)
Achim M. Gandorfer, Max Planck Institute of Solar System Research (Germany)
Natalie Krivova, Max Planck Institute of Solar System Research (Germany)
Dibyendu Nandy, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (India)
Chaitanya Rajarshi, Inter-Univ. Ctr. for Astronomy and Astrophysics (India)
Sami K. Solanki, Max Planck Institute of Solar System Research (Germany)
S. Sriram, Indian Institute of Astrophysics (India)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9905:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Tadayuki Takahashi; Marshall Bautz, Editor(s)

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