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The VTF frame in the otics laboratory at the DKIST telescope.

VTF integration started at DKIST on Maui/Hawaii (early January 2024)

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At the beginning of 2024, the VTF team was able to fly to Maui/Hawaii and start integrating the VTF into the DKIST telescope.

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The complete VTF in the laboratory in Freiburg.

VTF arrives in Maui/Hawaii - a long journey comes to an end....

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The largest project at our institute has entered its final phase. The KIS has developed and built a high-precision measuring instrument for the new 4m…

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High-spatial resolution images were captured on July 10th, 2023, using the Improved High-resolution Fast Imager

Unveiling the Hidden Secrets of Sunspot’s penumbra

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The formation of sunspot's penumbra, a fascinating phenomenon on the Sun's surface, has long intrigued scientists. Thanks to cutting-edge instruments…

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VTT Entrance window integrated

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VTT Entrance window integrated

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First Light for SUNRISE III at the Arctic Circle

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The balloon-borne 1m solar telescope SUNRISE III has reached an important milestone: First light at the launch site in Sweden for the telescope and…

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Sunrise III Telescope during hang test at MPS

Sunrise Hang Test

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Sunrise III Vakuum- and Hang-Tests

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VTF Data Pipeline Prototype

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The Visible Tunable Filter VTF, build by KIS, is one of the first-light instrument for the DKIST 4m class solar telescope on Maui. For data…

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