Cosmic-ray flux predictions and observations for and with Metis on board Solar Orbiter

  title={Cosmic-ray flux predictions and observations for and with Metis on board Solar Orbiter},
  author={Catia Grimani and Vincenzo Andretta and Paolo Chioetto and Vania Da Deppo and Michele Fabi and Samuel Gissot and Giampiero Naletto and A. Persici and Christina Plainaki and Marco Romoli and Federico Sabbatini and Daniele Spadaro and Marco Stangalini and Daniele Telloni and Michela Uslenghi and Ester Antonucci and Alessandro Bemporad and Gerardo Capobianco and Giuseppe E. Capuano and Marta Casti and Yara De Leo and Silvano Fineschi and Federica Frassati and Fabio Frassetto and Petr Heinzel and Giovanna Jerse and Federico Landini and Alessandro Liberatore and Elisa Magli and Mauro Messerotti and Dan Moses and Gianalfredo Nicolini and Maurizio Pancrazzi and Maria Guglielmina Pelizzo and Paolo Romano and Clementina Sasso and Udo Schuhle and Alessandra Slemer and Th. Straus and Roberto Susino and Luca Teriaca and Cosimo A. Volpicelli and Johan L. Freiherr von Forstner and Paola Zuppella},
  journal={Astronomy \& Astrophysics},
Context. The Metis coronagraph is one of the remote sensing instruments hosted on board the ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter mission. Metis is devoted to carry out the first simultaneous imaging of the solar corona in both visible light (VL) and ultraviolet (UV). High-energy particles can penetrate spacecraft materials and may limit the performance of the on-board instruments. A study of the galactic cosmic-ray (GCR) tracks observed in the first VL images gathered by Metis during the commissioning phase… 

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