16 October 1995 Ultraviolet Coronagraph Spectrometer for the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory: instrument description and calibration overview
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The SOHO ultraviolet coronagraph spectrometer (UVCS/SOHO) is composed of three reflecting telescopes with external and internal occultation and a spectrometer assembly consisting of two toric grating spectrometers and a visible light polarimeter. The UVCS will perform ultraviolet spectroscopy and visible polarimetry to be combined with plasma diagnostic analysis techniques to provide detailed empirical descriptions of the extended solar corona from the coronal base to a heliographic height of 12 R. In this paper, the salient features of the design of the UVCS instrument are described. An overview of the UVCS test and calibration activities is presented. The results from the calibration activity have demonstrated that the UVCS can achieve all its primary scientific observational goals.
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John L. Kohl, John L. Kohl, R. Esser, R. Esser, Larry D. Gardner, Larry D. Gardner, Shadia R. Habbal, Shadia R. Habbal, Peter S. Daigneau, Peter S. Daigneau, George U. Nystrom, George U. Nystrom, John C. Raymond, John C. Raymond, Leonard Strachan, Leonard Strachan, A. A. van Ballegooijen, A. A. van Ballegooijen, Giancarlo C. Noci, Giancarlo C. Noci, Silvano Fineschi, Silvano Fineschi, Marco Romoli, Marco Romoli, A. Ciaravella, A. Ciaravella, Andrea Modigliani, Andrea Modigliani, Martin H.C. Huber, Martin H.C. Huber, Ester Antonucci, Ester Antonucci, C. Benna, C. Benna, Silvio Giordano, Silvio Giordano, Oskar von der Luehe, Oskar von der Luehe, Giuseppe Tondello, Giuseppe Tondello, Piergiorgio Nicolosi, Piergiorgio Nicolosi, Giampiero Naletto, Giampiero Naletto, Claudio Pernechele, Claudio Pernechele, J. Geiss, J. Geiss, George Gloeckler, George Gloeckler, G. Poletto, G. Poletto, D. Spadaro, D. Spadaro, A. Allegra, A. Allegra, Giuseppe Basile, Giuseppe Basile, R. Brusa, R. Brusa, B. Wood, B. Wood, Oswald H. W. Siegmund, Oswald H. W. Siegmund, } "Ultraviolet Coronagraph Spectrometer for the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory: instrument description and calibration overview", Proc. SPIE 2517, X-Ray and EUV/FUV Spectroscopy and Polarimetry, (16 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.224917; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.224917
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