The Sunrise balloon-borne solar observatory carries a 1 m aperture optical telescope and provides us a unique platform to conduct continuous seeing-free observations at UV-visible-IR wavelengths from an altitude of higher than 35 km. For the next flight planned for 2022, the post-focus instrumentation is upgraded with new spectro- polarimeters for the near UV (SUSI) and the near-IR (SCIP), whereas the imaging spectro-polarimeter Tunable Magnetograph (TuMag) is capable of observing multiple spectral lines within the visible wavelength. A new spectro-polarimeter called the Sunrise Chromospheric Infrared spectroPolarimeter (SCIP) is under development for observing near-IR wavelength ranges of around 770 nm and 850 nm. These wavelength ranges contain many spectral lines sensitive to solar magnetic fields and SCIP will be able to obtain magnetic and velocity structures in the solar atmosphere with a suﬃcient height resolution by combining spectro-polarimetric data of these lines. Polarimetric measurements are conducted using a rotating waveplate as a modulator and polarizing beam splitters in front of the cameras. The spatial and spectral resolutions are 0.2" and 2 105, respectively, and a polarimetric sensitivity of 0.03 % (1σ) is achieved within a 10 s integration time. To detect minute polarization signals with good precision, we carefully designed the opto-mechanical system, polarization optics and modulation, and onboard data processing.
The SUNRISE Chromospheric Infrared spectroPolarimeter (SCIP) is a balloon-borne long-slit spectrograph for SUNRISE III to precisely measure magnetic fields in the solar atmosphere. The scan mirror mechanism (SMM) is installed in the optical path to the entrance slit of the SCIP to move solar images focused on the slit for 2-dimensional mapping. The SMM is required to have (1) the tilt stability better than 0.035″ (3σ) on the sky angle for the diffraction-limited spatial resolution of 0.2″, (2) step response shorter than 32 msec for rapid scanning observations, and (3) good linearity (i.e. step uniformity) over the entire field-of-view (60″x60″). To achieve these performances, we have developed a flight-model mechanism and its electronics, in which the mirror tilt is controlled by electromagnetic actuators with a closed-loop feedback logic with tilt angles from gap-based capacitance sensors. Several optical measurements on the optical bench verified that the mechanism meets the requirements. In particular, the tilt stability achives better than 0.012″ (3σ). Thermal cycling and thermal vacuum tests have been completed to demonstrate the performance in the vacuum and the operational temperature range expected in the balloon flight. We found a small temperature dependence in the step uniformity and this dependence will be corrected to have 2-demensional maps with the sub-arcsec spatial accuracy in the data post-processing.