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Stray light and polarimetry considerations for the COSMO K-Coronagraph
Author(s): Alfred G. de Wijn; Joan T. Burkepile; Steven Tomczyk; Peter G. Nelson; Pei Huang; Dennis Gallagher
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Paper Abstract

The COSMO K-Coronagraph is scheduled to replace the aging Mk4 K-Coronameter at the Mauna Loa Solar Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research in 2013. We present briefly the science objectives and derived requirements, and the optical design. We single out two topics for more in-depth discussion: stray light, and performance of the camera and polarimeter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8444, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV, 84443N (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926511
Show Author Affiliations
Alfred G. de Wijn, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Joan T. Burkepile, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Steven Tomczyk, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)
Peter G. Nelson, Sierra Scientific Solutions LLC (United States)
Pei Huang, Consultant (United States)
Dennis Gallagher, National Ctr. for Atmospheric Research (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8444:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes IV
Larry M. Stepp; Roberto Gilmozzi; Helen J. Hall, Editor(s)

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