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14th of August 2018
Studies of the Sun, part 2
With the launch of the Parker Solar Probe over the weekend, today's ADAP looks back at the history of solar research within CSIRO.. Yesterday's ADAP showed an antenna of the Culgoora radio-heliograph, which was located on the site of the Australia Telescope Compact Array near Narrabri in northern NSW. The radio-heliograph, which operated initially at 80 MHz and was later expanded to operate at 160 MHz ( and has appeared in a previous ADAP). The heliograph was co-located with some optical solar telescopes, and the image above shows the Sun’s disk, or chromosphere, as photographed in 1968 with 5-inch flare patrol telescope of the Solar Observatory Culgoora.

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