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The Measurement of the Solar Rotation Rate with Tracker Lab uses the Tracker video analysis tool to measure and analyze the motion of sunspots to determine the solar rotation rate.  This exercise uses 31 still images taken 1 day apart of the Sun.  Images taken by the SDO satellite.

Requires Tracker version 4.6 or greater.

The zip file contains the lab instructions, the series of still images that will be made into a movie, and a sample Tracker file.

Measurement of the Solar Rotation Rate with Tracker Lab is one of several Tracker models used to incorporate computational and video analysis techniques in introductory astronomy. Tracker, a video analysis program with dynamical modeling, is an Open Source Physics tool.

Please note that this resource requires at least version 1.5 of Java (JRE).
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Astronomy
- Astronomy Education
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- The Sun
= Space Weather
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= Modeling
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astronomy, solar, sun, sunspots, tracker, video analysis
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