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Design of large aperture solar optical telescope for the SOLAR-C mission
Author(s): Y. Suematsu; Y. Katsukawa; H. Hara; T. Shimizu; K. Ichimoto
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Paper Abstract

A large aperture optical telescope is planned for the next Japanese solar mission SOLAR-C as one of major three observing instruments. The optical telescope is designed to provide high-angular-resolution investigation of lower atmosphere from the photosphere to the uppermost chromosphere with enhanced spectroscopic and spectro-polarimetric capability covering a wide wavelength region from 280 nm to 1100 nm. The opto-mechanical and -thermal performance of the telescope is crucial to attain high-quality solar observations and we present a study of optical and structural design of the large aperture space solar telescope, together with conceptual design of its accompanying focal plane instruments: wide-band and narrow-band filtergraphs and a spectro-polarimeter for high spatial and temporal observations in the solar photospheric and chromospheric lines useful for sounding physical condition of dynamical phenomena.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 September 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8442, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, 844225 (21 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926048
Show Author Affiliations
Y. Suematsu, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
Y. Katsukawa, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
H. Hara, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (Japan)
T. Shimizu, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Japan)
K. Ichimoto, Hida Observatory, Kyoto Univ. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8442:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave
Mark C. Clampin; Giovanni G. Fazio; Howard A. MacEwen; Jacobus M. Oschmann Jr., Editor(s)

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