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Paper: Performance Characteristics of the Solar-B Spectro-Polarimeter
Volume: 369, New Solar Physics with Solar-B Mission
Page: 55
Authors: Lites, B.W.; Elmore, D.F.; Streander, K.V.; Hoffmann, C.M.; Tarbell, T.D.; Title, A.M.; Shine, R.A.; Ichimoto, K.; Tsuneta, S.; Shimizu, T.; Suematsu, Y.
Abstract: The Focal Plane Package (FPP) of the Solar Optical Telescope (SOT) includes the first precision Spectro-Polarimeter (SP) for solar space observations. The FPP/SP will provide high precision measures of the vector magnetic field in the solar photosphere. Here we present some as-built performance specifications for the entire system of telescope + polarimeter. The FPP-SP system represents significant gains in several aspects over existing spectropolarimetric systems; notably, angular resolution, polarimetric accuracy, spectral purity, and most importantly, temporal continuity of stable, high angular resolution. In this short summary of the poster, a few of the performance characteristics of the SP are presented.
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