A new method for in-flight intensity calibration of high-resolution EUV and FUV spectrometers
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2 E.O. Hulburt Center for Space Research, Naval Research Laboratory, Code 7670, Washington DC 20375-5320, USA
Accepted: 14 June 2005
We introduce a new technique for the measurement of the in-flight relative intensity calibration of high resolution spectrometers. This technique makes use of the free-free radiation in hot, dense active regions and flares, and combines it with spectral line intensities in an iterative procedure. After a few iterations, the relative intensity calibration and the temperature of the emitting plasma are determined. The application of this technique to the EIS instrument on board the Solar-B satellite (launch in 2006) is discussed.
Key words: instrumentation: spectrographs / techniques: spectroscopic / methods: observational / methods: data analysis
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