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HIREX: results of the mission concept study
Author(s): Jay A. Bookbinder; Peter Cheimets; William R. Davis; David Caldwell; Leon Golub; Edward E. DeLuca
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Paper Abstract

HIREX is a suite of three complementary solar-pointed instruments that is being proposed to NASA under the NASA MIDEX announcement of opportunity. The main instrument is a 0.6m clear aperture, 240m effective focal length normal incidence XUV telescope operated at 171 angstrom, with a spatial resolution of 0.01 inch. This main telescope is complemented by two other instruments: 1) a 0.3 m context telescope that images in a wavelength range that covers the UV and XUV spectral regime, based on the TRACE design. This context telescope places the high magnification, limited field of view images created by the high resolution telescope in both spatial and temperature context. 2) A spectrometer covering the spectral range from 170-220 angstrom, based on the SERTS design.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 November 1998
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3442, Missions to the Sun II, (2 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.330261
Show Author Affiliations
Jay A. Bookbinder, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Peter Cheimets, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
William R. Davis, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
David Caldwell, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Leon Golub, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)
Edward E. DeLuca, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)


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

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