FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 21, 1998
RELEASE NO: NOAO 98-07

World's Premier Solar Telescope Named After Its Creator Dr. Richard B. Dunn

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Image caption: Astronomer Dr. Richard B. Dunn of the National Solar Observatory (NSO), left, after whom the Vacuum Solar Telescope at Sacramento Peak was rededicated as the Richard B. Dunn Solar Telescope. The telescope, shown on the right, was designed by Dunn. Commissioned in 1970, it continues to be among the best of the world's solar telescopes with imaging quality surpassed by none. Image credit: National Optical Astronomy Observatories/National Science Foundation.

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