A visibility-based approach using regularization for imaging-spectroscopy in solar X-ray astronomy

Prato, M., Massone, A.M., Piana, M., Emslie, A.G., Hurford, G.J., Kontar, E.P. and Schwartz, R.A. (2008) A visibility-based approach using regularization for imaging-spectroscopy in solar X-ray astronomy. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 135, (doi:10.1088/1742-6596/135/1/012084)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/135/1/012084

Abstract

The Reuven Ramaty High-Energy Solar Spectroscopic Imager (RHESSI) is a nine-collimators satellite detecting X-rays and γ-rays emitted by the Sun during flares. As the spacecraft rotates, imaging information is encoded as rapid time-variations of the detected flux. We recently proposed a method for the construction of electron flux maps at different electron energies from sets of count visibilities (i.e., direct, calibrated measurements of specific Fourier components of the source spatial structure) measured by RHESSI. The method requires the application of regularized inversion for the synthesis of electron visibility spectra and of imaging techniques for the reconstruction of two-dimensional electron flux maps. The method, already tested on real events registered by RHESSI, is validated in this paper by means of simulated realistic data.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Piana, Professor Michele and Massone, Dr Anna and Kontar, Dr Eduard
Authors: Prato, M., Massone, A.M., Piana, M., Emslie, A.G., Hurford, G.J., Kontar, E.P., and Schwartz, R.A.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Journal of Physics: Conference Series
ISSN:1742-6596
Published Online:26 November 2008

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