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End of an era: The Mauna Loa K-coronometer is decommissioned

Mk3 Installed at MLSO

The Mauna Loa Solar Observatory (MLSO) K-coronameter (Mk4), was decommissioned on August 2, 2013, to be replaced by the new COSMO K-coronagraph.

Sunrise II Pre-launch Update

Sunrise II Gondola Photograph

On June 8, 2009 the Sunrise balloon-borne telescope was successfully launched from the Esrange Space Center in Kiruna, Sweden aboard the HAO-developed gondola.

A New Coronagraph for Mauna Loa

NCAR's High Altitude Observatory (HAO) will be installing a new white light coronagraph at the Mauna Loa Solar Observatory (MLSO) in Hawaii in August of this year (2013).

Sunrise Gondola Landing

The Sunrise Gondola, with all essential equipment intact, landed on June 17, 2013 after being aloft for about five days. The Gondola was recovered by helicopter from the Boothia Peninsula; a very remote area in Nunavut’s northern Canadian Arctic.

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