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Super-X: a soft x-ray telescope for Solar-B
Author(s): Loren W. Acton; Jay A. Bookbinder; Marilyn E. Bruner; Leon Golub; James R. Lemen
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the conceptual design of a soft x-ray telescope, super-x, which we will propose for the Japan/US/UK Solar-B mission. Super-X will break new ground in both angular resolution and solar coronal temperature discrimination. The telescope design is based upon the successful transition region and coronal explorer instrument. It features four XUV spectral channels spanning the 0.3 to 20 MK temperature range with an angular resolution of approximately 0.27 seconds of arc. We will describe considerations affecting spectral line selection and some details of the characteristics of the instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 November 1998
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3442, Missions to the Sun II, (2 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330250
Show Author Affiliations
Loren W. Acton, Montana State Univ. (United States)
Jay A. Bookbinder, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Marilyn E. Bruner, Lockheed Martin Palo Alto Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Leon Golub, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
James R. Lemen, Lockheed Martin Palo Alto Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3442:
Missions to the Sun II
Clarence M. Korendyke, Editor(s)

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