• Sunspot Solar Observatory

    Image ID
    FOT484655
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    2.9 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    3072 x 2304 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    260 x 195 mm
    10.2 x 7.7 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Peter Bassett Hill Top Dome at Sacramento Peak Observatory New Mexico Solar Observatory Physics Sun Sunspot Sunspots Astrophysics
    Description
    This picture shows the Hilltop Dome, which sits near the top of the hill. As with the Evans Solar Facility, the roof of the building (with the doors in it) can rotate around to allow the telescope to see the Sun anywhere in the sky. This telescope is used for taking patrol images of the whole Sun. Such images are taken for discovering when something interesting is happening on the Sun, such as a solar flare, and to have a record of what the Sun looks like every day. One of the patrol tasks of the Hilltop Dome is to film the Sun all the time. This image is stored regularly for later study, and is also fed into the local TV system, so everybody who lives in Sunspot (the village that is Sacramento Peak Observatory) can see what the Sun looks like on his or her own TV set. This image is also on display on one of the monitors just inside the entrance to the Vacuum Tower. The Hilltop Dome was completed in 1963. It is not open to the public.
    Uploader
    Peter Bassett
    Contributor
    Peter Bassett
    Date Taken
    2005-08-15
    Uploaded on
    2008-10-31
    Collection
    USA, New Mexico
    Category
    Science
    Sub Category
    Astronomy
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Point of view
    Eye level
    People
    Without people
    Dominant colour
    #203010