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Avantes Eclipse Team Preps for Solar Event

Photonics.com
Aug 2017
APELDOORN, Netherlands, Aug. 17, 2017 — On Monday, Aug. 21, engineers from Netherlands-based Avantes will be in Casper, Wyo., to witness the total solar eclipse from its incident path, and support researchers and scientists using the company's equipment in experiments observing the sun’s corona and magnetosphere.

Scientists from the National Science Foundation (NSF), NASA, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) will be conducting experiments in Casper from a ground-based observation post along the North American Eclipse 2017 path of totality.

Avantes will lend three spectrometers for solar observation, allowing the collection of broad spectrum data during the eclipse. One spectrometer will cover 300 to 1100 nm, getting data for both the visible and UV ranges. A second spectrometer will be used to measure the NIR from 950 to 1700 nm. Scientists will use the third spectrometer to extend measurements to the 1000 to 2500 nm wavelength range.

Path of totality for total solar eclipse 2017.

The path of totality for the 2017 full solar eclipse. Courtesy of Avantes.

This total solar eclipse will provide scientists around the country with an unprecedented opportunity for research and data collection. For more information on where you can view the eclipse, visit Eclipse2017.org

 


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