See the closest shots of the Sun's surface

According to the researchers, the new optics of the GREGOR telescope will allow them to study magnetic fields in detail,

convection, turbulence, solar flares and spots.

It was a very exciting yet extremely challenging project. In just one year, we have completely redesigned the optics, mechanics and electronics to achieve the best possible image quality.

Lucia Kleint, Doctor, first article author and director of German solar telescopes in Tenerife

Work has been done to minimizethe impact of extreme events on the Sun on humans, the operation of ground-based instruments and satellites in orbit, scientists must predict the places of their appearance and power as accurately as possible, and this requires means of detailed observation of the Sun's surface and its magnetic fields.

The new upgraded telescope can distinguishon the surface of the Sun, details up to 50 km in size with a star diameter of 1.4 million km. For comparison, it is like seeing the point of a needle on a football field from a distance of 1 km.

The most detailed image of the structure of the Sun's magnetic fields, taken by the GREGOR telescope

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