Thursday, March 30, 2017

A Solar Burst received by the Solar Eclipse Spectrograh

Today the Sun woke up and participated in my experiment! I am testing the receiver and spectrograph that will be used during the upcoming solar eclipse as part of a NASA Radio Jove Solar Eclipse Team. This is what a solar burst looks like on the spectrograph.

Monday, March 27, 2017

The motivation for Papa's 2017 Great American Eclipse Expedition 

 While the years have not been kind to the video tape, here is the motivation for Papa's 2017 Great American Eclipse Expedition. You will see the beginning and end of totality as well as hear the reaction of scientists during the start of totality. I was busy collecting data during the eclipse...that I eventually gave to my Russian colleagues resulting a published paper on the corona.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Field Test of Antenna and SDR Radio Spectrograph

                                                150 Days Until Eclipse Day!!!

This is the antenna and Radio Spectrograph test configuration that will be used during the eclipse. As part of the NASA Radio Jove Eclipse Observing Team, data will be collected during the eclipse to analyze solar activity in the radio spectrum centered at 20.1 MHz. The Moon may act as a shield to any solar radio emissions or ionospheric changes may be observed.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Improved Video Solar Eclipse Telescope

Here is the new and improved Solar Video Eclipse Telescope. It will have the ability to display either white light or H-alpha live video or the eclipse. When wired into the portable video studio not only will the images be displayed on the large monitor at the base-camp but also streamed to the internet. This test shows that the concept works and can be packaged into a single container for easy transport. Image scale will be tweaked.