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Solar Telescopes

Dr. Reiner Volkmer

The Solar Telescopes Group develops and operates facilites for solar observations. The main facility is the German Solar observatory with GREGOR and the Vacuum Tower telescope (VTT) at the Teide Observatory of the Instituto Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC) on the Canary Islands of Tenerife, Spain.



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Scientific Instrumentation

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The SUNRISE telescope on the hook of the crane vehicle just before the launch (left), the mission balloon ready to be released (center) and in flight just after the launch (right). Image: KIS, A. Bell.

SUNRISE III mission launched on its journey along the Arctic Circle ...

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... but unfortunately terminated in a few hours after the launch because of a mechanical damage caused during…

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