Solar observing facilities


An overview is given of current and planned ground-based solar telescopes and instruments, balloon-borne and suborbital solar telescopes, and solar and heliospheric space missions. These observing facilities operate in all areas of solar physics, from the solar interior to interplanetary space and from regimes of high energy to observations requiring high resolution. The next generation of solar telescopes and instruments promise us the ability to investigate solar processes on their fundamental scales, whether sub-arc second or global in nature.

Dynamic Sun