Solar Research Project

The primary instrument at PVSO is a 35-cm Gregorian vacuum telescope, equipped with a Daystar H-alpha filter (0.5Å FWHM) and a SXVF-H16 CCD camera system. We had use this configuration for our routine observations and the resulting images are approximately 7 arcminutes across. In addition to the main telescope, we had been equipped with a Full Disk Solar Telescope and an Magneto Optical Filter.

Currently the observatory undergoes a modernization, including H-alpha filter and CCD camera replacement. The research interest of the solar group include solar active regions, erupting prominences and small solar magnetic fields. Apart from images acquired at our observatory, we also use the satellite data (SOHO, Hinode) and data from other ground-based observatories.

Click here for a sampling of our Solar Observations.