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The SWAP EUV Imaging Telescope Part I: Instrument Overview and Pre-Flight Testing

The SWAP EUV Imaging Telescope Part I: Instrument Overview and Pre-Flight Testing

Publication date: 02 July 2013

Authors: Seaton, D. B. et al

Journal: Solar Physics
Volume: 286
Issue: 1
Page: 43
Year: 2013

Copyright: Springer Netherlands

The Sun Watcher with Active Pixels and Image Processing (SWAP) is an EUV solar telescope onboard ESA's Project for Onboard Autonomy 2 (PROBA2) mission launched on 2 November 2009. SWAP has a spectral bandpass 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.

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