11 July 2016 Chromospheric LAyer SpectroPolarimeter (CLASP2)
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The sounding rocket Chromospheric Lyman-Alpha SpectroPolarimeter (CLASP) was launched on September 3rd, 2015, and successfully detected (with a polarization accuracy of 0.1 %) the linear polarization signals (Stokes Q and U) that scattering processes were predicted to produce in the hydrogen Lyman-alpha line (Lyα; 121.567 nm). Via the Hanle effect, this unique data set may provide novel information about the magnetic structure and energetics in the upper solar chromosphere. The CLASP instrument was safely recovered without any damage and we have recently proposed to dedicate its second flight to observe the four Stokes profiles in the spectral region of the Mg II h and k lines around 280 nm; in these lines the polarization signals result from scattering processes and the Hanle and Zeeman effects. Here we describe the modifications needed to develop this new instrument called the "Chromospheric LAyer SpectroPolarimeter" (CLASP2).
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Noriyuki Narukage, Noriyuki Narukage, David E. McKenzie, David E. McKenzie, Ryoko Ishikawa, Ryoko Ishikawa, Javier Trujillo-Bueno, Javier Trujillo-Bueno, Bart De Pontieu, Bart De Pontieu, Masahito Kubo, Masahito Kubo, Shin-nosuke Ishikawa, Shin-nosuke Ishikawa, Ryouhei Kano, Ryouhei Kano, Yoshinori Suematsu, Yoshinori Suematsu, Masaki Yoshida, Masaki Yoshida, Laurel A. Rachmeler, Laurel A. Rachmeler, Ken Kobayashi, Ken Kobayashi, Jonathan W. Cirtain, Jonathan W. Cirtain, Amy R. Winebarger, Amy R. Winebarger, Andres Asensio Ramos, Andres Asensio Ramos, Tanausu del Pino Aleman, Tanausu del Pino Aleman, Jiri Štĕpán, Jiri Štĕpán, Luca Belluzzi, Luca Belluzzi, Juan Ignacio Larruquert, Juan Ignacio Larruquert, Frédéric Auchère, Frédéric Auchère, Jorrit Leenaarts, Jorrit Leenaarts, Mattias J. L. Carlsson, Mattias J. L. Carlsson, "Chromospheric LAyer SpectroPolarimeter (CLASP2)", Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 990508 (11 July 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2232245; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2232245

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