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Advanced solar imaging from the GOES R spacecraft
Author(s): Steve Hill; Victor J. Pizzo
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Paper Abstract

The NOAA Space Environment Center is proposing enhanced real-time solar observations to be conducted aboard the GOES satellites in the next decade. These spacecraft are in geosynchronous orbit and offer a convenient platform for near-continuous, high data rate monitoring of the Sun and the interplanetary environment. The instrument complement being considered includes at least two solar imagers: 1) an advanced soft X-ray telescope featuring selectable spectral bandpass, large dynamic range, and high image cadence; and 2) a white light coronagraph with moderate resolution and a field of view sufficient to capture events of geophysical significance. Used in combination with other observational assets, this instrumentation would make a significant improvement in space weather forecast capabilities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2003
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 4853, Innovative Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics, (11 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.460385
Show Author Affiliations
Steve Hill, NOAA Space Environment Ctr. (United States)
Victor J. Pizzo, NOAA Space Environment Ctr. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4853:
Innovative Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics
Stephen L. Keil; Sergey V. Avakyan, Editor(s)

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