The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope and its Instrumentation by David Elmore

The presentation on September 18th is “The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope and its Instrumentation” by David Elmore, Optical Systems Scientist and Instrument Scientist, DKIST, National Solar Observatory. The meeting will be at the IHOP Restaurant. 2040 Ken Pratt Boulevard, Longmont, Please join us for  for coffee, dinner or just desert around 6 pm;  The general meeting and presentation will begin at 7 pm

When operational in 2019 the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST), formerly Advanced Technology Solar Telescope, will be by far the largest solar telescope in the world.  With its 4-meter diameter mirror, off-axis Gregorian design, adaptive optics, and advanced thermal control, DKIST will produce diffraction-limited solar images that for the first time will resolve the ‘natural’ solar image scale of less than 20km.  DKIST will be equipped with five first-light instruments to provide high spatial, spectral, and polarimetric accuracy observations over the wavelength range of 380nm to 5000nm.  The presentation will show slides of the Telescope design, state-of-the-art solar images, and the telescope’s instruments that will improve upon those images.

David Elmore is Optical Systems Scientist for the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) working with international partners to deliver first-light instrumentation for DKIST.  Mr. Elmore has developed and designed instruments used for research in solar physics at the National Solar Observatory and previously for the High Altitude Observatory of the National Center for Atmospheric Research.  His expertise includes design of ground-based, balloon born, and spaced-based spectro-polarimeters that measure polarized spectral line profiles to infer solar magnetic field strength in the solar photosphere, chromosphere, and corona

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