European Solar Telescope

EST is a 4-meter class solar telescope, to be located in the Canary Islands. It will be optimised for studies of the magnetic coupling between the deep photosphere and the upper chromosphere. This will require diagnostics of the thermal, dynamic and magnetic properties of the plasma over many scale heights, by using multiple wavelength imaging, spectroscopy and spectropolarimetry. EST will specialize in high spatial and temporal resolution using instruments that can efficiently produce two-dimensional spectral information.

Funding provided by EU

Christoph Keller
Christoph Keller
Director of Science

exoplanets, innovative instrumentation, solar physics, remote sensing, interdisciplinary research