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Multi-Spectral Solar Telescope Array IX: quantitative measurements of the solar corona
Author(s): Craig Edward DeForest; Arthur B. C. Walker Jr.; Maxwell J. Allen; Richard B. Hoover; Troy W. Barbee Jr.
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Paper Abstract

The Multi-Spectral Solar Telescope Array (MSSTA) is a rocket borne cluster of normal- incidence multilayer coated telescopes for the high-resolution study of the solar atmosphere and corona. In previous papers, we have described the design, calibration, and flight of the MSSTA, and reported qualitative results of those solar observations. In the present paper, we describe the MSSTA's measured quantitative instrument response to the optically thin solar coronal plasma, and present an example of the derivation of solar temperature and density diagnostic information from four photographic images obtained during the instrument's successful inaugural flight in 1991.

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Date Published: 20 June 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2515, X-Ray and Extreme Ultraviolet Optics, (20 June 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.212596
Show Author Affiliations
Craig Edward DeForest, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Arthur B. C. Walker Jr., Stanford Univ. (United States)
Maxwell J. Allen, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Richard B. Hoover, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Troy W. Barbee Jr., Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2515:
X-Ray and Extreme Ultraviolet Optics
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker Jr., Editor(s)

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