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
CountryUnited States
CityStanford
Period15/08/198819/08/1988

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