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SDO-AIA telescope design
Author(s): Peter Cheimets; David C. Caldwell; Cathy Chou; Richard Gates; James Lemen; William A. Podgorski; C. Jacob Wolfson; Jean-Pierre Wuelser
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Paper Abstract

The design of the 4 telescopes that make up the Solar Dynamics Observatory Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (SDOAIA) is described. This includes the optical design, optical mounting system, front aperture filters, and launch protection system. SDO-AIA is a study of taking a difficult telescope design and making four of them. We describe the technical challenges associated with the telescope mounting, mirror mounting, and the front aperture filter design and launch protection.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 September 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7438, Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation III, 74380G (23 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.830594
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Peter Cheimets, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
David C. Caldwell, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Cathy Chou, Lockheed-Martin Solar & Astrophysics Lab. (United States)
Richard Gates, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
James Lemen, Lockheed-Martin Solar & Astrophysics Lab. (United States)
William A. Podgorski, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
C. Jacob Wolfson, Lockheed-Martin Solar & Astrophysics Lab. (United States)
Jean-Pierre Wuelser, Lockheed-Martin Solar & Astrophysics Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7438:
Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation III
Silvano Fineschi; Judy A. Fennelly, Editor(s)

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