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Paper: Beyond the Solar Corona: Mercury's Magnetic Fields seen with Large Solar Telescopes
Volume: 463, 2nd ATST-EAST Workshop in Solar Physics: Magnetic Fields from the Photosphere to the Corona
Page: 275
Authors: López Ariste, A.; Leblanc, F.
Abstract: Solar telescopes have a potential in non-solar observations thanks to their instrumentation and their ability to observe in daylight, and despite their smaller mirror size compared to night-time telescopes. We review, as an illustration, THEMIS observations of Mercury's exosphere including the polarization of exospheric emission lines, and speculate that through analysis of this polarization made possible by the large photon-collecting capabilities of the upcoming large solar telescope we may expect to map Mercury's magnetosphere.
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