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German scientists have just finished upgrading a solar telescope called GREGOR at the TED Observatory in the Canary Islands, and the result is an amazing new batch of images of our star.
“This was a very exciting project but also a very difficult one,” said Lucia Clint, a scientist at the Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics in Freiburg, Germany and lead researcher on the project. He said in a statement. “In just one year we have completely redesigned the optics, mechanics and electronics to achieve the best possible image quality.”
GREGOR began its notes in 2012 as the largest in Europe Solar telescope The modernization project began in 2018. The upgrades included work on optics and telescope control systems, repainting the observatory to reflect less light and interfering less with observations, and implementing new tabulation policies to improve the scientific output of the observations.
Finally, the telescope now allows scientists to capture landmarks on the sun that are only 30 miles (50 kilometers) wide, according to the statement. and since then Solar activity is currently on the increase With the current 11-year solar cycle minimum ending, there will be a lot to study GREGOR.
Svetlana Berdyogina, an astrophysicist at Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg, Germany and director of the Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics, said in the same statement. “Now we have a powerful puzzle solving tool on the sun.”
The promotions are described in a sheet Published September 1 in the Journal of Astronomy & Astrophysics.
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