Dr. Silvano Fineschi
Observatory Director at INAF - Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino
SPIE Involvement:
Author | Editor
Area of Expertise:
Space astronomy , Polarimetry and Spectroscopy , Solar coronagraphy
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Profile Summary

Dr. Fineschi has more than 20 years of experience in the development and operation of space instrumentation for spectroscopy and polarimetry in the visible and UV wavelength bands. His scientific interests include the application of atomic spectroscopy and polarimetry to UV and visible-light remote-sensing techniques for the study of the solar wind and the coronal magnetic field. He has been involved in several solar space missions of NASA and ESA (SMM, Spartan/Space-Shuttle, SOHO, Solar Orbiter), sounding-rocket solar experiments (SCORE), and eclipse campaigns. He is currently the Project Scientist for the METIS coronagraph on the Solar Orbiter mission and the Principal Investigator of the sounding-rocket coronographic experiment (SCORE) for the sub-orbital re-flight of the HERSCHEL payload.
Publications (137)

Proceedings Article | 12 July 2023 Open Access Paper
C. Casini, P. Chioetto, Y. De leo, V. Da deppo, P. Zuppella, F. Frassetto, M. Romoli, F. Landini, M. Pancrazzi, V. Andretta, A. Bemporad, A. Corso, M. Fabi, S. Fineschi, F. Frassati, C. Grimani, G. Jerse, A. Liberatore, E. Magli, G. Naletto, G. Nicolini, M.G. Pelizzo, P. Romano, C. Sasso, U. Schuehle, D. Spadaro, M. Stangalini, T. Straus, R. Susino, L. Teriaca, M. Uslenghi, M. Casti, P. Heinzel, A. Volpicelli
Proceedings Volume 12777, 1277705 (2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2688589
KEYWORDS: Vignetting, Coronagraphy, Stars, Calibration, Astronomical imaging, Zemax, Ultraviolet radiation, Sun, Solar processes, Mirrors

Proceedings Article | 12 July 2023 Open Access Paper
Proceedings Volume 12777, 1277764 (2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2691114
KEYWORDS: Equipment, Coronagraphy, Particles, Vignetting, Telescopes, Shadows, Mirrors, Ultraviolet radiation, Astronomical imaging, Sun

Proceedings Article | 12 July 2023 Open Access Paper
C. Galy, C. Thizy, J. Versluys, A. Baeke, A. Mazzoli, G. Capobianco, S. Fineschi, D. Loreggia, L. Zangrili, R. Melich, C. Leanerts, K. Fleury-Frenette, J. Jacobs
Proceedings Volume 12777, 1277767 (2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2691118
KEYWORDS: Equipment, Calibration, Point spread functions, Frequency modulation, Fermium, Coronagraphy, Staring arrays, Optical alignment, Astronomical imaging, Vacuum chambers

Proceedings Article | 12 July 2023 Open Access Paper
Federico Landini, Fabio Frassetto, Luca Zangrilli, Valeria Caracci, Alberto Riva, Davide Loreggia, Edoardo Redaelli, Marco Riva, Rocco Pellegrini, Enrico Cavallini, Marco Pizzarelli, Christian Circi, Silvano Fineschi
Proceedings Volume 12777, 1277703 (2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2688482
KEYWORDS: Coronagraphy, Stray light, Information operations, Solar processes, Cameras, Objectives, Astronomical imaging, Space weather, Prototyping, Polishing

Proceedings Article | 12 July 2023 Open Access Paper
Proceedings Volume 12777, 1277704 (2023) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2688578
KEYWORDS: Information operations, Stray light, Coronagraphy, Astronomical imaging, Solar processes, Visible radiation, Equipment, Sun, Space operations, Ultraviolet radiation