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Solar X-Ray telescope

Lebedev Physical Institute (FIAN)
Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS), France

Principal Investigators:
corr. member of the Russian Acad. Sci. I. I. Sobel'man (FIAN)
Dr. I. A. Zhitnik (FIAN)

Scientific goals

Investigation of the spatial structure and dynamics of the upper solar atmosphere with narrow-band XUV-images of the Sun.

Technical parameters

Solar X-Ray telescope SRT-K includes three optical channels: VR1, VR2 and SP (VR - "High Resolution", SP - "Wide Angle")

High Resolution Channel VR1:

    A Ritchey-Chretien lense (France), 1024x1152 CCD matrix, spectrum bands: 171Å (FeIX-FeXI), 195 Å (FeXII), 284Å (FeXV), 304Å (HeII) , 42' x 42' view angle(full disk) with angular resolution 1".4 - 2".5/cell and exposition time 0.5 - 100 sec.

High Resolution Channel VR2:

    Two paraboloids, 1024x1152 CCD matrix, spectrum bands: 175Å and 304Å with angular resolution up to 1".8/cell, view angle 30' x 30' and exposition time 0.04 - 100 sec.

Wide Angle Channel SP:

    A Ritchey-Chretien lense, 1024x1152 CCD matrix, spectrum band: 304Å with angular resolution 8"/cell, view angle 2° x 2° (up to 3 RO).

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