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PostSat Feb 01, 2020 7:24 pm 
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The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST), the world's largest solar telescope, captured its first image of the sun the highest-resolution image of our star to date last month.

The image begins what scientists hope will be a nearly 50-year study of the Earth's most important star. The new images reveal small magnetic structures in incredible detail. As construction on the 4-meter telescope winds down on the peak of Haleakala on the Hawaiian island of Maui, more of the telescope's instruments will begin to come online, increasing its ability to shed light on the active sun.



The "small magnetic structures" shown here are the size of Texas.
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PostTue Feb 04, 2020 8:57 am 
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That scope will be a big deal as time goes on, especially depending on what occurs with the solar cycle situation.

The sun is a unique astronomy target, it's always weird to be out in broad daylight, warm...and doing astronomy.

I have two H Alpha solar scopes, the sun is also fun because it is so dynamic, there are few objects you can observe and see changes in a relatively short time like you can on the sun. You can watch the granules (in the shot you posted) boil, change, and move in 10 or 20 minutes, and the various flares, spicules, etc change visibly throughout the day, usually in hours or less as well.

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