PUNCH - The polarimeter to unify the corona and heliosphere
NFI delivered for integration to PUNCH
The Naval Research Laboratory team has completed integration and test of the PUNCH Narrow Field Imager (NFI), and delivered
the instrument to SwRI for integration into the PUNCH Observatories! NFI is an externally occulted coronagraph based on
NRL’s CCOR design. it covers the central part of the PUNCH field of view, from approximately 5 to 32 solar radii from
the Sun itself. NFI will be the first primary instrument integrated to a PUNCH Observatory, in late calendar year 2023,
and will fly with the rest of PUNCH when the mission launches (est. April 2025).