News Archive

6/25/2011

MHO amateur radio astronomers attend the 2011 Society of Amateur Radio Astronomers Conference at the Green Bank, West Virginia NRAO site. More info on the blog.

6/4/2011

MHO 'cooks' get married. Congratulations to Wes Fowler and Kris Harmon!

5/16/2011

MHO has a new blog for posting SID radio data and other observations. See it here. Special thanks to Brian and Debra Chaffin for getting it online.

10/05/2010

New McMath Hulbert Facebook page now online. See it here.

4/11/2010

Observatory volunteers successfully complete repairs to the vacuum chamber enclosure. See the project archive page for the details.

12/22/2008

Observatory volunteers successfully complete masonry repairs. See the project archive page for the details.

7/4/2004

The annual Lake Angelus fireworks show was thrilling for the many visitors at McMath-Hulbert Observatory. See photos.

6/8/2004

Skies were clear for the the transit of Venus with several visitors enjoying the show. See photos.

3/21/2004

Observatory volunteers visit the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (Very Large Array) near Socorro, NM. See photos.

11/8/2003

Conditions were excellent for the total lunar eclipse with several visitors enjoying the show. See photos.

11/1/2003

Several members of the University Lowbrow Astronomers club visited the observatory to learn its history and current activities. See photo.

7/13/2003

The Second Sunday SIG had its first meeting. The discussion involved using wireless data communication as a cost effective method for gaining internet access. Thanks to Ken Grundberg and Tom Hagen for setting up the Second Sunday SIG.

7/6/2003

A newer 10" Meade LX-200 computerized telescope is installed in tower 2 for continued development of remote science capabilities.

6/21/2003

New hydrogen-alpha images and video are available. The alignment of the energy-rejection filter and rear filter was corrected and contrast is reported to be much better.

Still images captured using afocal method with a Nikon Coolpix 995 camera attached to a 32mm eyepiece.

Prominence still 1
Prominence still 2

Video captured with a SuperCircuits PC23C black and white video camera. Some circular patterns are noted in the contrast-enhanced sunspot video. This is usually caused by some dust on the glass that covers the camera's CCD chip.

Prominence Time Lapse Video
Sunspot Time Lapse Video

6/15/2003

Bill Blevins installed the Daystar ATM hydrogen-alpha filter on the Meade LX-200 telescope in tower 2. He captured video of a small prominence and sunspot. The specks on the sunspot video are dust on the video camera CCD chip.

Prominence video
Sunspot video

6/1/2003

Tom Hagen and team successfully imaged the sun with the 50-foot spectroheliograph in tower 2. See Tom's story in the project archive.