Friday, August 27, 2010
The Big Bear Solar Observatory, operated by the New Jersey Institute of Technology in the San Bernardino Mountains of southern California, has obtained wonderful images with its adaptive optics system in the 1.6 meter aperture telescope:
Sunday, August 15, 2010
There is a beautiful movie (171 angstrom wavelength) of the flare and CME.
Save and play this 1.3 MB file:
It is a short movie, you can use Windows Media Player with repeat on.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
The LSST has received the top priority for the next large ground based astronomical facility:
The big mirror for this 3200 megapixel "camera" is being lovingly built by Dean Ketelsen.
I saw it last December during the TAAA Newsletter Folding Party:
LSST headquarters are in Tucson.