The SWAP EUV Imaging Telescope Part I: Instrument Overview and Pre-Flight Testing
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:Seaton, D.B., Berghmans, D., Nicula, B., Halain, J.-P., De Groof, A., Thibert, T., Bloomfield, D.S., Raftery, C.L., Gallagher, P.T., AuchÃ¨re, F., Defise, J.-M., D'Huys, E., Lecat, J.-H., Mazy, E., Rochus, P., Rossi, L., SchÃ¼hle, U., Slemzin, V., Yalim, M.S., Zender, J., The SWAP EUV Imaging Telescope Part I: Instrument Overview and Pre-Flight Testing, Solar Physics, 286, 1, 2013, 43-65
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The Sun Watcher with Active Pixels and Image Processing (SWAP) is an EUV solar telescope on board ESA?s Project for Onboard Autonomy 2 (PROBA2) mission launched on 2 November 2009. SWAP has a spectral band- pass centered on 17.4 nm and provides images of the low solar corona over a 54?54 arcmin field-of-view with 3.2 arcsec pixels and an imaging cadence of about two minutes. SWAP is designed to monitor all space-weather-relevant events and features in the low solar corona. Given the limited resources of the PROBA2 microsatellite, the SWAP telescope is designed with various innovative technologies, including an off-axis optical design and a CMOS?APS detector. This article provides reference documentation for users of the SWAP image data.
Type of material:Journal Article
Series/Report no:Solar Physics
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