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The High Altitude Observatory White Light Coronagraph
Author(s): R. M. MacQueen; J. T . Gosling; E. Hildner; R. H. Munro; A. I. Poland; C. L. Ross
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Paper Abstract

Most of the instruments of the Apollo Telescope Mount are satellite-borne because they observe in regions of the electromag-netic spectrum where the telluric atmosphere is opaque. For the coronagraph of the High Altitude Observatory, observing in visible light, this is not so. The structure of the solar corona is obscured from ground-based observations by scattered light in the earth's atmosphere, and observations from space are required to reduce this scattered light to a level which is negligible with respect to the brightness of the outer solar corona.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1974
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0044, Instrumentation in Astronomy II, (1 September 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953943
Show Author Affiliations
R. M. MacQueen, High Altitude Observatory (United States)
J. T . Gosling, High Altitude Observatory (United States)
E. Hildner, High Altitude Observatory (United States)
R. H. Munro, High AltitudeObservatory (United States)
A. I. Poland, High Altitude Observatory (United States)
C. L. Ross, High Altitude Observatory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0044:
Instrumentation in Astronomy II
Lewis Larmore; Donald H. Menzel; David Crawford, Editor(s)

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