Design concepts of EUV telescopes and the detectors boarded on the Solar-Space-Telescope

Qian Song, Binxun Ye, Jianlin Cao, Bo Chen, Wenda Cao

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The Solar Space Telescope (SST) is the largest scientific space project of China up to now. It engages to observe the transient and steady state solar hydrodynamic and magneto-hydrodynamic process over 2-D real time polarizing spectrum, UV, X-ray and Hα image, and continuous time evolution with high spatial and temporal resolution in order to achieve a break through advance in solar physics. The EUV part of SST, the EUV telescope (EUT), consists of four telescopes with their detectors, which are parallel situated in a single telescope tube. Each telescope of the EUT adopts the normal-incidence principle with help of the multilayer technology and the primary mirror diameter is 12cm. The detectors of the EUT are constructed with EUV sensitive phosphors, fiber tapers, image intensifiers, CCDs, camera electronics and cooling blocks. Three telescopes of EUT are designed to achieve a spatial resolution of 0.5 arcsecond with a field of view (FOV) of 8.5 inches × 8.5 inches in order to get the ever high-resolution image of the fine structure of the high temperature activities in solar cor and the fourth one is 85 inches × 85 inches to have the full solar disk always in its field of view. In our presentation, the scientific objectives and the configuration of EUT are introduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-342
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Astronomy
  • EUV detector
  • EUV optics
  • High-resolution imaging
  • Instrumentation
  • Solar physics


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