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The NEW Solar Observatory

2012 saw the design, construction, and "first light" of our new solar observatory. It is located right at the top of the hill to the south of the Tinsley bldg :

The observatory is equiped with a dedicated Lunt 100mm refrator and a second high quality refractor mounted side-by-side on a losmandy Gemini 2 mount for viewing in both Hydrogen alpha and white light :

These instruments allow for direct viewing of the sun or imaging using video cameras to a new PC setup and dedicated for this purpose. Group viewing is also available using the video camera and large screen monitor :