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Title: The High-Resolution Lightweight Telescope for the EUV (HiLiTE)

The High-resolution Lightweight Telescope for the EUV (HiLiTE) is a Cassegrain telescope that will be made entirely of Silicon Carbide (SiC), optical substrates and metering structure alike. Using multilayer coatings, this instrument will be tuned to operate at the 465 {angstrom} Ne VII emission line, formed in solar transition region plasma at {approx}500,000 K. HiLiTE will have an aperture of 30 cm, angular resolution of {approx}0.2 arc seconds and operate at a cadence of {approx}5 seconds or less, having a mass that is about 1/4 that of one of the 20 cm aperture telescopes on the Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA) instrument aboard NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO). This new instrument technology thus serves as a path finder to a post-AIA, Explorer-class missions.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
945591
Report Number(s):
LLNL-PROC-404474
TRN: US200903%%662
DOE Contract Number:
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Presented at: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray 2008, SPIE Aatronomical Instrumentation, Marseille, France, Jun 23 - Jun 28, 2008
Research Org:
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), Livermore, CA
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUMM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 42 ENGINEERING; APERTURES; COATINGS; METERING; PLASMA; RESOLUTION; SILICON CARBIDES; SUBSTRATES; TELESCOPES