Hercules A

Hercules A
Radio-Optical View of the Galaxy Hercules A - Many thanks to: NASA, ESA, S. Baum and C. O'Dea (RIT), R. Perley and W. Cotton (NRAO/AUI/NSF), and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Active Region 11084 on 100629

There is a single sun spot underneath the fan shaped high temperature ultra violet radiation:

SDO AIA 171 angstrom image


I hope we get some STRONG ! radio bursts from this region.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands inaugurates LOFAR

Her Majesty, together with a group of school children, pushed a button and produced the first official scientific results with this "super radio telescope", last Saturday June 12:


The optical fiber connections used by LOFAR will also be used to provide fast web access to 60 regional schools.

Solar observations are a key LOFAR project, and I am looking for good movies of a nice Solar burst, at several frequencies, as soon as possible, please.

In July of 2008 I prepared this page with LOFAR pictures: