McDonald Observatory Solar Presentation

A McDonald Observatory Solar presentation provides an opportunity to view live images of the Sun with specially filtered telescopes and cameras. During the presentation they discuss sunspots, prominences, solar flares, and other solar related topics. Summer solstices are also discussed in detail.

Technical specifications about the equipment used include:

– Telescopes: 6-inch F/15 Astrophysics, 76mm F/6.3 Tele Vue, 60mm F/8.3 Lunt

– Mount: Paramount ME

– Cameras: PGR (Point Grey Research) Flea3 2MP 8.5mm x 6.8mm chips, resolution: 1624 x 1224

– Filters: Baader Herschel Wedge, Daystar QuantumSE 0.7Å, Lunt 60mm, pressure-tuned with 12mm blocking filter

You can see the full McDonald Observatory Solar presentation below.

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