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Paper: Eyes on the Sun: Solar Instrumentation
Volume: 470, 370 Years of Astronomy in Utrecht
Page: 83
Authors: Uitenbroek, H.
Abstract: Solar Physics is at the threshold of a new era of high spatial resolution observations with a number of large aperture facilities coming on-line. These facilities will allow us to come closer to resolving phenomena that result from the interaction of plasma with magnetic fields at their natural spatial and temporal scales, an opportunity that is unique in astrophysics. In this paper I review what makes solar telescopes, special, what a typical solar telescope looks like, and how future facilities will be constructed. The design and development of the Utrecht built Dutch Open Telescope (DOT) has contributed significantly to the new directions that the designs of these new facilities have taken.
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