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SPECTRE: a spectro-heliograph for the transition region
Author(s): G. Naletto; E. Antonucci; S. Fineschi; V. Da Deppo; P. Nicolosi; M. Romoli; Luca Zangrilli; D. Gardiol; D. Loreggia; M. Malvezzi; R Howard; D. Moses
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Paper Abstract

The SPECtro-heliograph for the Transition REgion (SPECTRE) experiment is one of the instruments of the Solar Heliospheric Activity Research and Prediction Program (SHARPP) suite initially foreseen aboard the NASA mission Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) of the International Living With a Star (ILWS) program. The scientific objective of the SPECTRE experiment was to characterize the rapid evolution of plasma in the transition region of the solar atmosphere, producing full-disk 1.2 arcsec-resolution images of the solar atmosphere at the very critical 63 nm OV spectral line, characterizing a solar plasma temperature of about 250,000 K. Unfortunately, NASA very recently and unexpectedly, during the instrument Phase A study, decided not to proceed with the realization of SHARPP. The authors of this paper think that all the work done so far in the definition of SPECTRE should not be lost. So, they have decided to summarize in this paper the main characteristics of this instrument and the results of the analysis so far performed: the hope is that in a next future this work can be used again for realizing an instrument having similar characteristics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 2018
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10568, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2004, 1056824 (13 April 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2500099
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G. Naletto, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
E. Antonucci, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (Italy)
S. Fineschi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (Italy)
V. Da Deppo, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
P. Nicolosi, Univ. degli Studi di Padova (Italy)
M. Romoli, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)
Luca Zangrilli, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (Italy)
D. Gardiol, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (Italy)
D. Loreggia, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Torino (Italy)
M. Malvezzi, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)
R Howard, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)
D. Moses, U.S. Naval Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10568:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2004
Josiane Costeraste; Errico Armandillo, Editor(s)

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