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Chromospheric/coronal spectroheliograph
Author(s): Paul F. X. Boerner; Arthur B. C. Walker; Richard B. Hoover; Troy W. Barbee; Dennis S. Martinez-Galarce
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Paper Abstract

We describe a new payload, the Chromospheric/Coronal Spectroheliograph (CCS), that is optimized for the study of the chromospheric/coronal interface and the search for the sources of energy that sustain the quiescent solar atmosphere. We will utilize the existing optical bench, electronics, and some imaging system from the inventory of multilayer telescopes built up in our previous successful rocket flights of the Multi-Spectral Telescope Array. We will develop several new optical systems to explore more fully the thermal structure of the transition region and introduce a multilayer grating spectroheliograph to permit a more precise determination of the temperature of the structures that control the flow of energy between the chromosphere and the corona.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 1999
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 3766, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions II, (29 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363640
Show Author Affiliations
Paul F. X. Boerner, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Arthur B. C. Walker, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Richard B. Hoover, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Troy W. Barbee, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Dennis S. Martinez-Galarce, Stanford Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3766:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions II
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker, Editor(s)

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