Solar and stellar flare observations using WATCH

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    Abstract

    The Danish experiment WATCH (Wide Angle Telescope for Cosmic Hard X-rays) is to be flown on board the Soviet satellite GRANAT in middle of 1989. The performance characteristics of the WATCH instrument is described. It is estimated that WATCH can detect about 100 solar hard X-ray bursts per day. WATCH can also detect about 40 energetic stellar soft X-ray flares, similar to the fast transient X-ray emissions detected by the Ariel V satellite.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSolar and stellar flares : Proceedings of the 104th Colloquium of the International Astronomical Union held in Stanford, California, August 15–19, 1988
    EditorsBernhard M. Haisch, Marcello Rodonò
    VolumePoster Papers
    PublisherSpringer
    Publication date1989
    Pages33-36
    Publication statusPublished - 1989
    Event104th IAU Colloquium on Solar and Stellar Flares - Stanford, United States
    Duration: 15 Aug 198819 Aug 1988
    Conference number: 104

    Conference

    Conference104th IAU Colloquium on Solar and Stellar Flares
    Number104
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityStanford
    Period15/08/198819/08/1988

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