Research Topic “Spectroscopic Instrumentation for Space-borne Solar Observations in the XXI Century”September 11, 2020, from Sergei Shestov
A new Research Topic “Spectroscopic Instrumentation for Space-borne Solar Observations in the XXI Century” was recently announced by Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Science.
Recent advances in the field of instrumentation, such as availability of high spatial-resolution detectors, advances in the optical systems and high-performance mirrors, increased on-board computational capabilities, as well as rapid growth and affordability of cube-sats, etc., provide further possibilities to build spectroscopic devices with better characteristics and of new types. These new instruments have the potential to be definite improvements over the traditionally used instrumentation, giving the openings to new discoveries.
This Research Topic is devoted to the new spectroscopic instruments, approaches, and accompanying technologies under preparation. We invite researchers to publish Original Research and Review articles on the key themes that include, but are not limited to:
i) Advanced concepts and designs of new spectroscopic instrumentation, which have been recently launched, are scheduled to be launched or are in a planning phase.
ii) Description of technologies and/or design solutions that provide new possibilities for spectroscopic observations.
iii) Scientific questions that can be tackled with the use of spectroscopic approach/spectroscopic data, potential direction for further progress.
iv) New theoretical models and approaches which can provide further progress in solar physics and adjacent fields.