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Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) (Image 1)

Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope with superimposed image of the sun's chromosphere


The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) is under construction on the summit of Haleakalā on Maui, Hawaii. This image of the sun's chromosphere -- the lowest level of the solar atmosphere -- was taken with the National Solar Observatory's (NSO) Integrated Synoptic Programís SOLIS instrument and is superimposed on an image from NASAís Solar Dynamicís Observatory. Supported by the National Science Foundation, NSO operates some of the world's preeminent solar telescopes including DKIST. (Date image taken: 2017; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: July 12, 2017) [Image 1 of 7 related images. See Image 2.]

Credit: NSO/AURA/NSF/NASA

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