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11 February 2003 Imaging capabilities of the Frequency Agile Solar Radiotelescope (FASR)
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The Frequency Agile Solar Radiotelescope (FASR) will observe the Sun over a wide range of radio frequencies and make high spatial resolution images at many frequencies nearly simultaneously. FASR will need to be able to observe both the very bright, usually compact emission from solar flares as well as much fainter fluctuations in the solar chromosphere across a broad range of spatial scales (from 1 arcsec to 1 degree) at high time resolution, and these constraints impose severe requirements on telescope design. We discuss the problem of imaging the Sun at radio wavelengths and present simulations of imaging the thermal free-free emission from the Sun's atmosphere using models based on EUV data.
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Stephen White, Jeongwoo Lee, Markus A. Aschwanden, and Tim S. Bastian "Imaging capabilities of the Frequency Agile Solar Radiotelescope (FASR)", Proc. SPIE 4853, Innovative Telescopes and Instrumentation for Solar Astrophysics, (11 February 2003);


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