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co·ro·na·graph

also co·ro·no·graph  (kə-rō′nə-grăf′)
n.
A telescope or an attachment for a telescope equipped with a disk that blacks out most of the sun, used to photograph the sun's corona.

coronagraph

(kəˈrəʊnəˌɡrɑːf; -ˌɡræf) or

coronograph

n
(Astronomy) an optical instrument used to simulate an eclipse of the sun so that the faint solar corona can be studied
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We also use only a fraction of the starlight in the direct imaging technique, because the coronagraph device that blocks the starlight to reveal the planet only works for small wavelength chunks.
Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), Bengaluru is the lead institute for the development of Visible Emission Line Coronagraph (VELC) and Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), Pune is developing the Solar Ultraviolet Imager (SUIT) payload for Aditya-L1 mission.
6) are observed using a white-light coronagraph, which is a telescope that effectively produces an artificial total solar eclipse, blocking the light from the photosphere of the Sun and recording the faint light that is visible because of the scattering of photons off of electrons in the corona.
pdf) The memo suggested a number of changes to the design of WFIRST, including cost reductions to both its main "widefield" instrument as well as a separate coronagraph instrument according to a report by (http://spacenews.
Both from Hinode Extreme Ultraviolet Spectrometer (EIS) observation 43) and from ground-based coronagraph observations, (26) turbulent motions of a 2 MK plasma are most active near the footpoint regions and decrease with height.
the Ap and disturbance storm time, or Dst, indices) in relation to SSN and SSA, (2) the association between Halo coronal mass ejections (CMEs), as observed by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory/Large Angle and Spectroscopic Coronagraph (SOHO/LASCO), and, in particular, X-class solar flares, (3) the proportional variation of the magnetic complexity of sunspots, and (4) the number of spotless days as an indicator for the nearness of sunspot minimum.
One of the keys to success with the high-definition telescope is a coronagraph, a disk that blocks the light from any star the telescope points at.
Two coronagraph images show a wider view of the Sun's coronal activity, giving a view of solar storms heading our way.
The system then blocks the star with a device called a coronagraph, revealing the exoplanet.
A coronagraph blocks out the glare of the central star so that the disk can be seen.
Another group, led by Karl Stapelfeldt of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, is studying the alternative method known as a coronagraph, in which the occulting disk is inside the telescope.
Hours before ISON reached perihelion, stunning images taken by SOHO's Large Angle and Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) showed the bright, elongated tail of the onrushing comet.