Space Science Reviews

, Volume 47, Issue 1–2, pp 95–143 | Cite as

Space-borne coronagraphy

  • Serge Koutchmy


We consider the main aspects of a rather delicate discipline, space-borne coronagraphy, which is essentially performed with white-light, externally-occulted coronagraphs. Methods of observation and recent results are presented in a scientific section; a short account of historical rocket-borne and balloon-borne experiments is also given. The review concentrates on both the NRL-type coronagraphs and the HAO-type coronagraphs, stressing the essential features and merits of numerous experiments which were flown. A small section is devoted to other designs. A large number of figures, including many drawings, are used to illustrate the growing complexity of experiments.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Serge Koutchmy
    • 1
  1. 1.NRC Resident Associate at AFGL/NSO/Sacramento Peak ObservatorySunspotUSA

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