AAS 200th meeting, Albuquerque, NM, June 2002
Session 76. First Results from RHESSI
SPD Oral, Thursday, June 6, 2002, 10:00-11:30am, Ballroom C

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[76.04] RHESSI Observations of Continuous Solar X-Ray Emission from 3 to ~10 keV

G.J. Hurford, Sam Krucker (Space Sciences Lab, U.C.Berkeley), RHESSI Team

The RHESSI spacecraft, launched 5 February 2002, provides imaging spectroscopy of solar x-ray emission from 3 keV to 15 MeV. In addition to its high spatial and spectral resolution (2.3 arcsec and ~ 1 keV respectively), RHESSI also has exceptional sensitivity at low energies. This sensitivity has enabled it to observe continuous x-ray emission from the non-flaring Sun at energies from 3 to ~ 10 keV. This paper presents preliminary observations of the spatial and spectral characteristics of this emission.

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