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15 September 2005 Innovative designs for the imaging suite on Solar Orbiter
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Orbiting around the Sun on an inclined orbit with a 0.2 UA perihelion, the Solar Orbiter probe will provide high resolution views of the Sun from various angles unattainable from Earth. Together with a set of high resolution imagers, the Full Sun Imager is part of the EUV Imaging suite of the Solar Orbiter mission. The mission's ambitious characteristics draw severe constraints on the design of these instruments. We present a photometrically efficient, compact, and lightweight design for the Full Sun Imager. With a 5 degrees field of view, this telescope will be able to see the global solar coronal structure from high viewing angles. Thermal solutions reducing the maximum power trapped in the High Resolution Imagers are also proposed.
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Frederic Auchere, Xueyen Song, Frederic Rouesnel, Thierry Appourchaux, Jean-Jacques Fourmon, Jean-Christophe Le Clec'h, Michel Berthe, Jean-Marc Defise, Emmanuel Mazy, Pierre L. Rochus, Raymond Mercier, and Marie-Francoise Ravet "Innovative designs for the imaging suite on Solar Orbiter", Proc. SPIE 5901, Solar Physics and Space Weather Instrumentation, 590115 (15 September 2005); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.620863
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