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The soft X-ray telescope for the SOLAR-A missionThe Soft X-ray Telescope (SXT) of the SOLAR-A mission is designed to produce X-ray movies of flares with excellent angular and time resolution as well as full-disk X-ray images for general studies. A selection of thin metal filters provide a measure of temperature discrimination and aid in obtaining the wide dynamic range required for solar observing. The co-aligned SXT aspect telescope will yield optical images for aspect reference, white-light flare and sunspot studies, and, possibly, helioseismology. This paper describes the capabilities and characteristics of the SXT for scientific observing.
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Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Tsuneta, S.
(Tokyo, University Mitaka, Japan)
Acton, L.
(Tokyo Univ. Mitake, Japan)
Bruner, M.
(Tokyo Univ. Mitake, Japan)
Lemen, J.
(Tokyo Univ. Mitake, Japan)
Brown, W.
(Tokyo Univ. Mitake, Japan)
Caravalho, R.
(Tokyo Univ. Mitake, Japan)
Catura, R.
(Tokyo Univ. Mitake, Japan)
Freeland, S.
(Tokyo Univ. Mitake, Japan)
Jurcevich, B.
(Lockheed Research Laboratories Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Owens, J.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
August 15, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1991
Publication Information
Publication: Solar Physics
Volume: 136
ISSN: 0038-0938
Subject Category
Spacecraft Instrumentation
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