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Japanese sounding rocket experiment with the solar XUV Doppler telescope
Author(s): Taro Sakao; Saku Tsuneta; Hirohisa Hara; Ryouhei Kano; Tsuyoshi Yoshida; Shin'ichi Nagata; Toshifumi Shimizu; Takeo Kosugi; Katsuhiko Murakami; Wakuna Wasa; Masao Inoue; Katsuhiro Miura; Koji Taguchi; Kazuo Tanimoto
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Paper Abstract

We present an overview of an ongoing Japanese sounding rocket project with the Solar XUV Doppler telescope. The telescope employs a pair of normal incidence multilayer mirrors and a back-thinned CCD, and is designed to observe coronal velocity field of the whole sun by measuring line- of-sight Doppler shifts of the Fe XIV 211 angstroms line. The velocity detection limit is estimated to be better than 100 km/s. The telescope will be launched by the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science in 1998, when the solar activity is going to be increasing towards the cycle 23 activity maximum. Together with the overview of the telescope, the current status of the development of each telescope components including multilayer mirrors, telescope structure, image stabilization mechanism, and focal plane assembly, are reviewed. The observation sequence during the flight is also briefly described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2804, Missions to the Sun, (25 November 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.259721
Show Author Affiliations
Taro Sakao, National Astronomical Observatory (Japan)
Saku Tsuneta, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Hirohisa Hara, National Astronomical Observatory (Japan)
Ryouhei Kano, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Tsuyoshi Yoshida, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Shin'ichi Nagata, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Toshifumi Shimizu, Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
Takeo Kosugi, National Astronomical Observatory (Japan)
Katsuhiko Murakami, Nikon Corp. (Japan)
Wakuna Wasa, Nikon Corp. (Japan)
Masao Inoue, Mitsubishi Electronics Co. (Japan)
Katsuhiro Miura, Mitaka Kouki Co. Ltd. (Japan)
Koji Taguchi, Meisei Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Kazuo Tanimoto, Meisei Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2804:
Missions to the Sun
David M. Rust, Editor(s)

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