Accession Number : AD0758280

Title :   Solar X-Ray Spectroscopy and Optical Line Polarimetry.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jul 70-31 Dec 72,

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK COLUMBIA ASTROPHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : Novick,R. ; Angel,J. R. P. ; Weisskopf,M. C. ; Wolff,R. S.

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : An experiment was performed to measure the X-ray spectrum of the solar corona between 1.8 and 5.4A. Panels of mosaic graphite crystals were used as dispersive elements and proportional counters as detectors. The spectrometer was carried aloft by an Aerobee rocket during quiescent solar conditions. The data have been analyzed to yield the solar spectrum as a function of wavelength, revealing both line and continuum emission. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOLAR CORONA, X RAY SPECTRA), NUCLEAR RADIATION SPECTROMETERS, SOUNDING ROCKETS, X RAY SPECTROSCOPY, SOLAR FLARES

Subject Categories : Astrophysics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE