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Ghost-ray reduction and early results from the third FOXSI sounding rocket flight
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Paper Abstract

The Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager (FOXSI) sounding rocket experiment demonstrates the technique of focusing hard X-ray (HXR) optics for the study of fundamental questions about the high-energy Sun. Solar HXRs provide one of the most direct diagnostics of accelerated electrons and the impulsive heating of the solar corona. Previous solar missions have been limited in sensitivity and dynamic range by the use of indirect imaging, but technological advances now make direct focusing accessible in the HXR regime, and the FOXSI rocket experiment optimizes HXR focusing telescopes for the unique scientific requirements of the Sun. FOXSI has completed three successful flights between 2012 and 2018. This paper gives a brief overview of the experiment, focusing on the third flight of the instrument on 2018 Sept. 7. We present the telescope upgrades highlighting our work to understand and reduce the effects of singly reflected X-rays and show early science results obtained during FOXSI's third flight.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2019
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 11118, UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XXI, 1111812 (9 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2530029
Show Author Affiliations
Sophie Musset, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States)
Juan Camilo Buitrago-Casas, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Lindsay Glesener, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States)
Stephen Bongiorno, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Sasha Courtade, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
P. S. Athiray, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States)
NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Juliana Vievering, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States)
Shin-nosuke Ishikawa, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Noriyuki Narukage, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Kento Furukawa, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan)
Daniel Ryan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Greg Dalton, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Zoe Turin, Univ. of Colorado (United States)
Georgia Institute of Technology (United States)
Lance Davis, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States)
Univ. of New Hampshire (United States)
Tadayuki Takahashi, Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe (Japan)
Shin Watanabe, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Ikuyuki Mitsuishi, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Kouichi Hagino, Tokyo Univ. of Science (Japan)
Tomoko Kawate, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (Japan)
Paul Turin, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Steven Christe, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Brian Ramsey, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Säm Krucker, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11118:
UV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Space Instrumentation for Astronomy XXI
Oswald H. Siegmund, Editor(s)

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