Accession Number : ADA337337
Title : Solar Vector Magnetic Field Research
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Dec 93-30 Nov 96
Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV LAUREL MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB
Personal Author(s) : Rust, David M.
PDF Url : ADA337337
Report Date : 14 FEB 1997
Pagination or Media Count : 5
Abstract : The principal effort was development and flight of the Flare Genesis Experiment (FGE). The FGE is a balloon borne solar telescope that can provide the sharpest view ever of the evolution of activity on the Sun. The goal of the FGE is to obtain the observations needed for a breakthrough in solar flare research both sooner and at significantly lower cost than either a satellite or adaptive optics can offer. The FGE flight was a historic first. This effort has shown that a meter class solar telescope can take advantage of the modern long duration ballooning program in Antarctica to achieve science goals that are central to solar activity research.
Descriptors : *TELESCOPES, *ASTRONOMICAL INSTRUMENTS, *SOLAR FLARES, IMAGE PROCESSING, MAGNETIC FIELDS, THERMAL IMAGES, ADAPTIVE OPTICS, SUN, BALLOONS.
Subject Categories : Astronomy
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE