Need a little more The sun In your life?
German scientists have just begun upgrading the Gregor Solar Telescope at the Tied Observatory in the Canary Islands, and the result is a wonderful new set of images of our stars.
“It was a very interesting, but very challenging project,” said Lucia Clint, a scientist and lead researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics in Freiburg, Germany. Said in a statement. “In just one year, we’ve completely redesigned optics, mechanics and electronics to achieve the best of images.”
Gregor began his observation in 2012 as the largest in Europe Solar telescope And the upgrade project started in 2018. Upgrades included the work of telescopic optics and control systems, the re-installation of observatories to reduce light reflection and less interference in monitoring, and the implementation of new scheduling policies to improve the scientific results of observations.
The telescope allows scientists to capture the characteristics of the sun, which is just over 30 miles (50 kilometers) away, the statement said. And because Solar activity is currently on the rise As the current 11-year solar cycle ends, Gregor will have a lot to study.
“The project was rather risky as it usually takes many years to upgrade such a telescope, but great team work and careful planning led to this success,” said Svetlana Birdigina, from Albert-Ludwig University in Germany. An astronomer at the University of Freiburg and director of the Leibniz Institute. For solar physics, said in the same statement. “Now we have a powerful tool to solve the puzzles of the sun.”
Described in the upgrade A paper Published September 1 in the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics.
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