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The Soft X-ray Telescope for Solar-A - Design evolution and lessons learnedThe Japanese Solar-A satellite mission's Soft X-ray Telescope uses grazing-incidence optics, a CCD detector, and a pair of filter wheels for wavelength selection. A coaxially-mounted visible-light lens furnished sunspot and magnetic plage images, together with aspect information which aids in aligning the soft X-ray images with those from the satellite's Hard X-ray Telescope. Instrument electronics are microprocessor-based, and imbedded in a tightly integrated distributed system. Control software is divided between the instrument microprocessor and the spacecraft control computer.
Document ID
19930055677
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Bruner, Marilyn E. (Lockheed Research Labs. Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: In: Multilayer and grazing incidence X-ray(EUV optics; Proceedings of the Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 22-24, 1991 (A93-39658 15-74)
Subject Category
ASTRONOMY
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS8-37334
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Public
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