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Calibration and flight of the NRL EIT CalRoc
Author(s): Jeffrey S. Newmark; J. Daniel Moses; John W. Cook; Jean-Pierre Delaboudiniere; Xueyan Song; Charles Carabetian; Marie Bougnet; Jacqueline Brunaud; Jean-Marc Defise; Frederic Clette; Jean-Francois E. Hochedez
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Paper Abstract

The ability to derive physical parameters of the Sun from observations by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT) greatly increases the scientific return of the mission. The absolute and time variable calibration of EIT therefore is of extreme interest. The NRL EIT Calibration Sounding Rocket (CalRoc) program was initiated to provide well calibrated, contemporaneous observations in support of SOHO EIT. These observations provide three benefits to the SOHO EIT data, absolute calibration points, temporal and spatial information of the EIT EUV response variability in flight via flat field information and clues to the physics of the degradation. Details of the bandpasses of the multilayered optics and the total telescope photometry are presented. Comparisons are shown with the contemporaneous images from SOHO EIT. Plans for the second CalRoc flight are discussed. Loss of reflectivity in the multilayer mirrors has been identified as a new component to the SOHO EIT and CalRoc degradation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2000
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4139, Instrumentation for UV/EUV Astronomy and Solar Missions, (18 December 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.410532
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Jeffrey S. Newmark, Emergent Information Technologies, Inc. (USA) and NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
J. Daniel Moses, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
John W. Cook, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Jean-Pierre Delaboudiniere, Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
Xueyan Song, Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
Charles Carabetian, Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
Marie Bougnet, Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
Jacqueline Brunaud, Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
Jean-Marc Defise, Univ. de Liege (Belgium)
Frederic Clette, Observatoire Royal de Belgique (Belgium)
Jean-Francois E. Hochedez, Observatoire Royal de Belgique (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4139:
Instrumentation for UV/EUV Astronomy and Solar Missions
Silvano Fineschi; Clarence M. Korendyke; Oswald H. W. Siegmund; Bruce E. Woodgate, Editor(s)

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