Astrophysics and Space Science

, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp 75–101 | Cite as

Atm observations, X-ray results

  • G. S. Vaiana
  • A. S. Krieger
  • A. F. Timothy
  • M. Zombeck


Preliminary results of the solar X-ray observations from Skylab are reviewed, indicating a highly structured nature for the corona, with closed magnetic loop structures over a wide range of size scales. A description of the S-054 experiments is provided, and values are given for parameters, including size, density, and temperature, describing a variety of typical coronal features. The structures and evolutions of active regions, coronal holes and bright points are discussed.


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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. S. Vaiana
    • 1
  • A. S. Krieger
    • 2
  • A. F. Timothy
    • 3
  • M. Zombeck
    • 4
  1. 1.Center for AstrophysicsHarvard College ObservatoryCambridgeU.S.A.
  2. 2.American Science and EngineeringCambridgeU.S.A.
  3. 3.NASA HeadquartersWashington, D.C.U.S.A.
  4. 4.Center for AstrophysicsHarvard College ObservatoryCambridgeU.S.A.

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