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BIG BEAR SOLAR OBSERVATORY

Address: Big Bear Solar Observatory
40386 North Shore Lane
Big Bear City, CA 92314-9672
USA
 
NJIT

Big Bear Solar Observatory

Phone: ++ 909 866-5791
 
Fax: ++ 909 866-5791 ext 24 (Office)
++ 909 866-4240 (Dome)
 
URL: www.bbso.njit.edu
 
Location: 116° 54.9' W
34° 15.2' N
2067 m
 
Big Bear Solar Observatory exploits the excellent climatic conditions of Big Bear Lake to study the Sun. It is located in the middle of Big Bear Lake to reduce the image distortion which usually occurs when the Sun heats the ground. Turbulent motions in the air near the observatory are also reduced by the smooth flow of the wind across the lake. These conditions, combined with the usually cloudless skies and the clarity of the air at 2000 meters elevation, make the observatory a premier site for solar observations. The observatory was built by the Californian Institute of Technology in 1969 and was transferred to the New Jersey Institute of Technology on 1 July 1997.

KANZELHÖHE SOLAR OBSERVATORY

Address: Kanzelhöhe Solar Observatory
A-9521 Treffen
Austria
 
KSO/IGAM

Kanzelhoehe Solar Observatory

Phone: ++43 4248 2717
 
Fax: ++43 4248 2717 ext 15
 
URL: www.kso.ac.at
 
Location: 13° 54.4' E
46° 40.7' N
1526 m
 
Kanzelhöhe Solar Observatory is the only solar observatory in Austria and is operated by the Institute for Geophysics, Astrophysics and Meteorology of Graz University. Because of the favorable climate and the convenience of year-around access via a cable railway, the observatory was built near Villach (Carinthia) in 1943. Another advantage of KSO is the permanent presence of staff and consequently a continuous operation throughout the year.

CATANIA ASTROPHYSICAL OBSERVATORY

Address: Catania Astrophysical Observatory
Via S. Sofia, 78 - Città Universitaria
95123 Catania, Italy
 
CAO/INAF

Catania Astrophysical Observatory

Phone: +39 095 9332-111
 
Fax: +39 095 330592
 
URL: www.ct.astro.it
 
Location: 1h00m17.4s E
37° 31' N
193 m
 
The Catania Astrophysical Observatory (OACt) is a research institute and is part of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF). OACt has two different sites, where also researches of the Department of Physics and Astronomy (DPA) of the Catania University work. The main site is in the Catania University Campus ( Città Universitaria), where solar observations are peformed. The second site is mountain station M.G. Fracastoro , which is used for night observations. The station is located on the southern slope of Mt. Etna (3340 m) - the largest active volcano in Europe. The geographical location of Catania - a sunny town in Southern Italy (Sicily) - has made possible an almost 100-year long uninterrupted patrol of solar activity.

OBSERVATOIRE DE PARIS, SECTION DE MEUDON

Address: Observatoire de Paris
Section de Meudon
Place Jules Janssen
92195 MEUDON
FRANCE
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Meudon Observatory

Phone: +33 - 145077530
 
Fax: +33 - 145077959
 
URL: www.obspm.fr
bass2000.obspm.fr

Location: South-West of Paris,
+48°48' (North)
-02°14' (East)
165 meters
 
Meudon Observatory was funded in 1876 by famous astronomer Jules Janssen. It merged with Paris Observatory (previously funded in 1667 by King Louis XIV) in 1926. Meudon was initially a solar observatory nut nowadays it is a large observatory (200 researchers), which researches in almost all topics of astronomy and astrophysics. Regular observations of the sun began around 1910 with the spectroheliograph of Deslandres, a new technique which was tested by Hale in the US at the same time. Our observations are made with a modern version of the spectroheliograph. Despite the oceanic climate of Meudon, we succeed to get images of the sun almost 300 days per year, very often between two clouds! The seeing is in average around 2 arc sec.

OBSERVATOIRE DE MIDI/PYRÉNÉES

Address: Observatoire du Pic du Midi
Observatoire Midi Pyrénées
57 avenue d'Azereix
65000 Tarbes
FRANCE
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Pic du Midi

Office Phone: +33 5 62 56 60 29
 
Dome Phone: +33 5 62 53 31 11
 
Fax: +33 5 62 34 67 33
 
URL: www.obs-mip.fr
www.climso.fr

Location: South-West of Paris,
42°56'11'' (North)
0°08'34'' (East)
2877 meters
 
Pic du Midi Observatory is a part of Observatoire Midi Pyrénées which is a research and educational institute of Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse, France). Pic du Midi is a mountain station (2877m) which is well placed for clear sky and good seeing atmospheric conditions. Solar observations are performed with a 50 cm refractor, "Lunette Jean Rösch", and several coronagraphs. A daily survey of the dynamical phenomena appeared in the inner part of the solar corona and in the chromospheric layers is made with the new solar instrument CLIMSO.

YUNNAN ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY

Address: Yunnan Astronomical Observatory
P.O. Box 110
Kunming 650011
P.R. China
 
YNAO

Yunnan Observatory

Phone: ++ 871 3347085
 
Fax: ++ 871 3358437
 
URL: http://159.226.148.131/index.html
YNAO SOLAR GROUP
 
Location: 102° 47.3' E
25° 1.5' N
1940 m
 
Yunnan Astronomical Observatory is one of the five astronomical observatories in China, all operated by the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is located in the suburban of Kunming City in the southern part of China. It has the best weather conditions of all Chinese observatted in the suburban of Kunming City in the southern part of China. It has the best weather conditions of all Chinese observatories, with about 300 clear days a year and excellent sky transparency.

HUAIROU SOLAR OBSERVING STATION

MAUNA LOA SOLAR OBSERVATORY

Address: Huairou Solar Observing Station
National Astronomical Observatories
20A, Datun Rd., Chaoyang Dist.
Beijing 100012
P.R. China
 
HSOS

Huairou Observatory

Phone: +86-10-64888769; +86-10-69644338
 
Address: Mauna Loa Solar Observatory
P.O. Box 425
Hilo, HI 96721-0425
USA
 
HSOS

Mauna Loa Solar Observatory

Phone: ++808 935-0533
 
Fax: ++303 497-1589(High Altitude Observatory)
 
URL: http://mlso.hao.ucar.edu
(for ALL PICS, CHIP, MK4, MK3 and SMM data)
http://lasp.colorado.edu/pspt_access
(for PSPT data)
 
Location: 155°34.8' W
19°32.4' N
3440 m (altitude)
 
The Mauna Loa Solar Observatory (MLSO) was built in 1965 by the High Altitude Observatory, a division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Mauna Loa skies are dark, contain very little water vapor and there are very few cloudy days, making it an ideal site for observing the Sun and the solar corona in particular. MLSO is operated 365 days a year for 9.5 hours per day (weather permitting). Observations are generally acquired between 17:00 UT and 02:30 UT. Halpha observations are acquired 325 days per year (on average). Four instruments are operated at MLSO: 1) PICS: Halpha full disk and occulted (1997 to present) 2) CHIP: Helium-I full disk (1996 to present) 3) MK4/MK3: White light corona (1.12 to 2.9 Rsun) (1980 to present) 4) PSPT: CaIIK and photospheric red and blue continuum full disk (1998 to present)
Fax: +86-10-64888716; +86-10-69648246
  URL: http://sun10.bao.ac.cn
  Location: 116.6° E
40.4° N
62 m (altitude)
  Huairou Solar Observing Station (HSOS) is located on a small island near the north bank of Huairou Reservoir, 60 km north of Beijing. The water, which surrounds the station extends about 2 km to the east, south and west of the observatory. The observing dome is on the top of a 31-meter tower. The HSOS's telescope is characterized by removable dome, which can be moved away from the telescope when the seeing is favorable. There are a total of approximately 300 days favorable for observations per year. HSOS is one of five observing stations of the newly established National Astronomical Observatories of China (NAOC).

MAUNA LOA SOLAR OBSERVATORY

Address: Mauna Loa Solar Observatory
P.O. Box 425
Hilo, HI 96721-0425
USA
 
MLSO

Mauna Loa Solar Observatory

Phone: ++808 935-0533
 
Fax: ++303 497-1589(High Altitude Observatory)
 
URL: http://mlso.hao.ucar.edu
(for ALL PICS, CHIP, MK4, MK3 and SMM data)
http://lasp.colorado.edu/pspt_access
(for PSPT data)
 
Location: 155°34.8' W
19°32.4' N
3440 m (altitude)
 
The Mauna Loa Solar Observatory (MLSO) was built in 1965 by the High Altitude Observatory, a division of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Mauna Loa skies are dark, contain very little water vapor and there are very few cloudy days, making it an ideal site for observing the Sun and the solar corona in particular. MLSO is operated 365 days a year for 9.5 hours per day (weather permitting). Observations are generally acquired between 17:00 UT and 02:30 UT. Halpha observations are acquired 325 days per year (on average). Four instruments are operated at MLSO: 1) PICS: Halpha full disk and occulted (1997 to present) 2) CHIP: Helium-I full disk (1996 to present) 3) MK4/MK3: White light corona (1.12 to 2.9 Rsun) (1980 to present) 4) PSPT: CaIIK and photospheric red and blue continuum full disk (1998 to present)

Uccle Solar Equatorial Table

Address: Observatoire Royal de Belgique – Koninklijke Sterrenwacht van Belgïe
3, avenue Circulaire
B-1180 Bruxelles
Belgium
 
USET

Uccle Solar Equatorial Table

Phone: ++32-2-3730211
 
Fax: ++32-2-3749822
 
URL: http://www.sidc.be/uset
 
Location: 4° 21.55' E
50° 47.87' N
107 m (altitude)
 
The Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB) is a Federal Research Institute located in the southern suburbs of Brussels. Within the ROB, the Solar Influences Data analysis Center (SIDC) hosts two international solar data centers (IAU World Data Center “Sunspots”, ISES Regional Warning Center – Brussels) and participates to multiple space programs (SOHO, STEREO, SDO, PROBA2). It also runs two ground-based facilities for radio and optical monitoring of solar activity. The optical facility (USET) is located within the ROB buildings, allowing easy operation of the instruments and the real-time processing and diffusion of the solar data, in support to the operational space-weather services.