About Mabula

Mabula Haverkamp

Mabula Haverkamp (drs. M.Sc. E.M.W.P. Haverkamp), is the main developer of Astro Pixel Processor and founder of Aries Productions.

He has a doctorandus and Master of Science degree in Astrophysics from the University of Utrecht (2004).

His master research was done under the supervision of prof. dr. R.J. Rutten, dr. P. Sütterlin, dr. K. Tziotziou & dr. A.G. de Wijn at the Solar Physics department of the University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.

The research was a data analysis of cospatial and cotemporal Dutch Open Telescope observations and was entitled:

Solar magnetic fluxtubes diagnosed from isolated internetwork bright points – An analysis of Dutch Open Telescope observations – E.M.W.P. Haverkamp 2004-08-30

and it was part of a bigger research project that led to a well-cited scientific publication: DOT tomography of the solar atmosphere. IV. Magnetic patches in internetwork areas

Left: Dutch Open Telescope at Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma (Canary Islands). Right: cospatial and cotemporal Dutch Open Telescope observations analysed in Mabula’s Masters research project. Field of view is 73×58 square arcseconds and shows a quiet area of the solar surface without active regions. The sequence consists of 154 speckle-restored images taken synchronously at 16 s cadence and therefore has a time-span of 41 minutes. From top to bottom, left to right: Ca II H, G band, blue continuum and red continuum.

Mabula was born as a son of 2 dutch parents who worked in Ndala, Tanzania for several years in a local hospital to help with development of health care in the country. His name was given to him by the local people in the village where he lived and it means “born during the rain”.

Mabula in front of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.