Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Our Scientific Equipment

Observing the sun, we don’t need a big telescope for two reasons.  One, the sun is a large object, at least compared to other celestial objects, so we don’t need the high magnification that larger telescopes provide.  And two, the sun is very very bright, so we don’t need to collect an immense number of photons to gather the information we want.  In fact, the sun is so bright that we still need to put solar filters (specially coated mylar film) on top of all of our telescopes so we don’t hurt our eyes or break our cameras (ever used […]

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