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Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomia

Casilla de Correo No. 5
(1984) Villa Elisa
Prov. de Bs. As., Argentina
Phone: (021) 4-3793 (021) 87-0230
Contact: Fernando R. Colomb
Sponsor: Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas
Reference: Thonnard N., 1980, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Yearbook 79, 581
Location: Parque Pereyra Iraola
Latitude: -34° 52.1´
Longitude: +58° 08.2´
Telescope: Two steerable paraboloids
Diameter: 30 m
Area: 350 m2
Remarks: Periodic scheduling
Observation Type: HI, recombination lines, OH, continuum
Frequency band(s):
1420 MHz*
1605 MHz*
1612 MHz*
1667 MHz*
1720 MHz*
1415 MHz**

*antenna one
**antenna two (continuum)

 

Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope

Department of Astrophysics
University of Sydney
NSW 2006, Australia
Contact: A.J. Green
Reference: Mills, B. Y., Proc. Astron. Soc. Aus. 4, 156 (1981)
Location: Hoskinstown, NSW, Australia
Latitude: -35° 22´ 18.97´´
Longitude: 149° 25´ 25.25´´ E
Altitude: 732 m
Telescope: 1570 x 11.6 m E-W cylindrical paraboloid; mechanical steering ±55° about long axis, electrical phase/delay ±60° about short axis (alt.-az. mount). Earth rotation aperture synthesis using rotation of fan beams.
Area: 18,040 m2
Coverage: Full synthesis at dec. < -30°, partial synthesis at -30° to 20° dec.
Remarks: Survey of the southern sky to commence 1997
Observation Type: Continuum; galactic, extragalactic, solar
Frequency band(s):
843 MHz

Australian National Radio Astronomy Observatory

CSIRO
Australia Telescope National Facility
P.O. Box 276
Parkes, NSW 2870, Australia
Phone: (068) 61 1700
Contact: Dr. R.M. Price
Sponsor: CSIRO (Australian Government)
Location: Parkes, NSW, Australia,
Latitude: 32° 59´ 59.8´´ S
Longitude: 148° 15´ 44.3´´ E
Altitude: 391.8 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid
Diameter: 64 m
Area: 3200 m2
Height: 60 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 30°-90° el.
Remarks: One of the three sites operated by CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility. See entry on the Australia Telescope Compact Array.
Observation Type: Pulsar,
Continuum,
Spectral line
VLBI
Frequency band(s):
418-454 MHz
642-678 MHz
1250-1750 MHz
2200-2500 MHz
4.5-5.0 GHz
5.95-6.25 GHz
6.45-6.75 GHz
8.15-8.65 GHz
12.0-12.4 GHz
12.5-15.5 GHz
21.5-23.5 GHz

Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA)

CSIRO
Paul Wild Observatory
Locked Bag 194
Narrabri, NSW, 2390, Australia
Phone: +61 67 90 4000
Sponsor: CSIRO
Reference: Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering 12 2 (1992)
Location: NSW, Australia
Latitude: -30° 18´ 52.048´´ S
Longitude: 149° 32´ 56.327´´ E
Altitude: 207.780 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid, alt.-az. mounted
Diameter: 22 m
Area: 2200 m2
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 12°-90° el.
Remarks: Six 22-m steerable paraboloid telescopes located near Narrabri, form the Compact Array: five telescopes can be positioned along a 3-km track, with a sixth at a fixed site 3 km west of the track. One or more of the antennas of the Compact Array may be linked to the 22-m paraboloid at Mopra near Coonabara or the Parkes telescope to form a very long baseline array with a maximum diameter equivalent to a 320-km dish. This network is linked to other facilities across Australia and, in 1997 to the VSOP orbital radio telescope.
Observation Type: Earth rotation aperture synthesis and VLBI. Continuum, spectral line and pulsar gating. Frequency switching, band switching, and mosaicing.
Frequency band(s):
1250-1760 MHz
2200-2500 MHz
4.4-6.1 GHz
8.0-9.2 GHz
20-25.5 GHz
42-50 GHz
84-98.5 GHz
105-116 GHz

Wiruna Radio Telescope Project

The Astronomical Society of New South Wales, Inc.
NSW, Australia
Location: Ilford, NSW
Telescope: 5 m
Frequency band(s):
1420 MHz
Remarks: Facility is under development.

Humain Radio Astronomical Station (7.5-m)

Observatoire Royal de Belgique
B 1180 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: (02) 375 24 84
Contact: Roger Gonze
Sponsor: Ministere de l'Education Nationale
Location: Humain, Belgium
Latitude: 50° 11´ 31´´ N
Longitude: 05° 15´ 19´´ E
Altitude: 293 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid
Diameter: 7.5 m
Area: 28 m2
Height: 1 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 0°-90° el.
Observation Type: Solar
Frequency band(s):
600 MHz

Humain Radio Astronomical Station (interferometer)

Observatoire Royal de Belgique
Avenue Circulaire 3
B 1180 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: (02) 375 24 84
Contact: Roger Gonze
Sponsor: Ministere de l'Education Nationale
Location: Humain, Belgium
Latitude: 50° 11´ 31´´ N
Longitude: 05° 15´ 19´´ E
Altitude: 293 m
Telescope: 48-antenna equatorial-mount interferometer (E-W, N-S)
Diameter: 4 m
Area: 48 x 7 m2
Height: 1 m
Coverage: 50°-310° az., 0°-65° el.
Observation Type: Solar
Frequency band(s):
408 MHz

Fortaleza Observatory (14.2-m telescope)

ROEN-INPE/CRAAE
Rua Jose Hipolito S/N, Bairro Tupuiu
61760-000 Eusebio
CE, Brazil
Contact: P. Kaufmann
Sponsor: Same as operator
Reference:LBI Technology, Proc. URSI/IAU Kyoto Symposium (1994)
Location: Eusebio, near Fortaleza, CE
Latitude: 3° 52´ 39´´ S
Longitude: 38° 25´ 31.84´´ W
Altitude: 26.62 m
Observation Type: Dedicated to geodetic VLBI, within an agreement with NGS/NOAA (USA)
Frequency band(s):
2.6 GHz
8.8 GHz

Itapetinga Radio Observatory (13.7-m telescope)

Centro de Radio Astronomia e Aplicacoes Espacias (CRAAE)
(USP, INPE, Mackenzie, UNICAMP)
CRAAE/EPUSP/PTR
SP, Brazil
Contact: P. Kaufmann
Sponsor: Same as operator
Reference: Solar Physics 78, 389 (1982)
Sky and Telescope 45, 144 (1973)
IEEE Trans. Ant. Prop. AP-26, 854 (1978)
Location: Atibaia, SP
Latitude: 23° 11´ 5.077´´ S
Longitude: 46° 33´ 28.428´´ W
Altitude: 805 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid, radome-enclosed, cassegrain, el.-az. mount
Diameter: 13.7 m
Area: 73.7 m2 at 0.50 eff. (44 GHz)
36.8 m2 at 0.25 eff. (94 GHz)
Height: 27-m radome
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 2°-90° el.
Remarks: Scheduling established by program committee. Time available for both Brazilian and international parties.
Observation Type: Solar, galactic, extragalactic, continuum and line works, and VLBI astrophysics and geodetics, at 48 GHz multiple-beam solar observations only (cooperation with Bern University, Switzerland). Frequency band(s):
10.7 GHz - 22 GHz
30 GHz
44 GHz
48 GHz
94 GHz

Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (26-m telescope)

National Research Council of Canada
Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics
P.O. Box 248
Penticton, B.C., V2A 6K3, Canada
Sponsor: Canadian Federal Government
Reference: Astron. J. 93, 747 (1987)
Location: Penticton, B.C., Canada
Latitude: 49° 19´ 12´´ N
Longitude: 119° 37´ 12´´ W
Altitude: 545 m
Telescope: Fully steerable paraboloid
Diameter: 26 m
Area: 290 m2 at 0.55 eff.
Height: 28 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 0°-90° el.
Observation Type: Spectroscopy of HI and OH, 1.6-GHz VLBI
Frequency band(s):
1500 MHz (includes 1420 MHz, 1610 MHz, 1660 MHz, 1665 MHz)

Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory Synthesis Telescope

National Research Council of Canada
Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics
P.O. Box 248
Penticton, B.C., V2A 6K3, Canada
Sponsor: Canadian Federal Government
Reference: Proc. IEEE 61, 1270 (1973)
Radio Sci. 20, 1118 (1985)
Location: Penticton, B.C., Canada
Latitude: 49° 19´ 12´´ N
Longitude: 119° 37´ 12´´ W
Altitude: 545 m
Telescope: Earth-rotation synthesis, seven steerable paraboloids
Diameter: 8.5 m
Area: 64 m2 at 0.55 eff. (individual antenna)
Height: 11 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 0°-90° el.
Remarks: Operated as a national facility
Observation Type: Continuum and HI spectroscopy
Frequency band(s):The DRAO Synthesis Telescope is a wide-field telescope that operates simultaneously in continuum bands at 408 MHz (74 cm) and at 1420 MHz (21 cm) and in 256 channels on the spectral line of atomic hydrogen at 21 cm.

High Time Resolving Solar Radio Telescope

Nanjing University Astronomy Department
Nanjing 210093, Jiangsu Province, China
37651-2882
Contact: Zhi-Hai Qin
Sponsor: Chinese National Science Foundation
Location: Nanjing, Jiangsu Province
Latitude: 32° 03´ 26´´ N
Longitude: 118° 46´ 07´´ E
Altitude: 120 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid
Diameter: 2 m
Height: 2.5 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 15°-90° el.
Remarks: Periodic scheduling
Observation Type: Solar
Frequency band(s):9.375 GHz

Yunnan Observatory

Academia Sinica
P.O. Box 110
Kunming, China 72946
Contact: Yang Rongbang and Ji Shuchen
Reference: PYO 3, 64 (1979); Scientia Sinica 11, 1196 (1986 A)
Location: Phoenix Hill, Kunming
Latitude: 25° 02´ N
Longitude: 102° 47´ E
Altitude: 2014 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid
Diameter: 2.5, 3.0, 3.2, and 10 m
Area: 3, 4, 5, and 47 m2 (all at 0.60 eff.), respectively
Height: 6, 6, 8, and 14 m
Coverage: ±110° az., 10°-90° el.
Remarks: Daily
Observation Type: Solar
Frequency band(s):
2902 MHz
1420 MHz
3653 MHz
1426 MHz and 230-300 MHz

Purple Mountain Observatory (0.4-m telescope)

Purple Mountain Observatory
Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China 33738
Contact: Wu Hong-So
Sponsor: The Chinese Academy of Sciences
Location: Nanjing, Jiangsu Province
Latitude: 32° 04´ N
Longitude: 118° 49´ 12´´ E
Altitude: 267 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid
Diameter: 0.4 m
Area: 0.075 m2 at 0.60 eff.
Height: 0.1 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 15°-90° el.
Observation Type: Solar radio emission (total intensity)
Frequency band(s):
3500 MHz

Purple Mountain Observatory (13.7-m telescope)

Purple Mountain Observatory
Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China 33738
Contact: Fu Han
Sponsor: The Chinese Academy of Sciences
Location: Delingha, Qing-Hai Province
Latitude: 37° 22´ N
Longitude: 97° 44´ E
Altitude: 3200 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid
Diameter: 13.7 m
Coverage: 0°-720°, 10°-85°
Observation Type: Continuum and spectral line
Frequency band(s):
85-115 GHz

Purple Mountain Observatory Solar Radio Facility (1.5-m telescope)

Purple Mountain Observatory
Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China 33738
Contact: Wu Hong-so
Sponsor: The Chinese Academy of Sciences
Location: Nanjing, Jiangsu Province
Latitude: 32° 04´ N
Longitude: 118° 49´ 12´´ E
Altitude: 267 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid
Diameter: 1.5 m
Area: 1.06 m2 at 0.60 eff.
Height: 0.5 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 15°-90° el.
Observation Type: Solar radio emission (total intensity)
Frequency band(s):
2700 MHz and 9375 MHz

Purple Mountain Observatory Solar Radio Facility (2-m telescope)

Purple Mountain Observatory
Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China 33738
Contact: Wu Hong-so
Sponsor: The Chinese Academy of Sciences
Location: Nanjing, Jiangsu Province
Latitude: 32° 04´ N
Longitude: 118° 49´ 12´´ E
Altitude: 267 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid
Diameter: 2 m
Area: 1.88 m2 at 0.60 eff.
Height: 0.5 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 15°-90° el.
Observation Type: Solar radio emission (total intensity)
Frequency band(s):
5000 MHz

Ondrejov Astronomical Observatory (3-m telescope)

Astronomical Institute of the Czech Republic Academy of Sciences
251 65 Ondrejov, Czech Republic
Contact: A. Tlamicha
Sponsor: Czech Republic Academy of Sciences
Reference: Astron. Astrophys. Suppl.
Ser. 44, 165 (1981)
Location: Ondrejov, Czech Republic
Latitude: 49° 54´ 38´´ N
Longitude: 14° 47´ 01´´ E
Altitude: 525 m
Diameter: 3 m
Area: 4.9 m2 at 0.60 eff.
Height: 1 m
Coverage: Equatorial
Remarks: For daily solar observation
Observation Type: Daily
Frequency band(s):
3 GHz
2-4 GHz

Ondrejov Astronomical Observatory (7.5-m telescope, solar observations)

Astronomical Institute of the Czech Republic Academy of Sciences
251 65 Ondrejov, Czech Republic
Sponsor: Czech Republic Academy of Sciences
Reference: Bull. Astron. Inst. Czech. 18, 163 (1974)
Location: Ondrejov, Czech Republic
Latitude: 49° 54´ 38´´ N
Longitude: 14° 47´ 01´´ E
Altitude: 525 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid
Diameter: 7.5 m
Area: 54 m2 at 0.50 eff.
Height: 1 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 0°-90° el.
Remarks: For solar observation, all frequencies in one paraboloid
Observation Type: Daily
Frequency band(s):
260 MHz
536 MHz
808 MHz

Ondrejov Astronomical Observatory (7.5-m telescope, solar radio spectrograph)

Astronomical Institute of the Czech Republic Academy of Sciences
251 65 Ondrejov, Czech Republic
Sponsor: Czech Republic Academy of Sciences
Reference: Bull. Astron. Inst. Czech. 18, 163 (1974)
Location: Ondrejov, Czech Republic
Latitude: 49° 54´ 38´´ N
Longitude: 14° 47´ 01´´ E
Altitude: 525 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid
Diameter: 7.5 m
Area: 54 m2 at 0.50 eff.
Height: 1 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 0°-90° el.
Remarks: Solar radio spectrograph for daily observations
Observation Type: Daily
Frequency band(s):
100-1200 MHz

Metsähovi Radio Research Station

Helsinki University of Technology, Radio Laboratory
Otakaari 5 A, 02150 Espoo, Finland
Phone: +358-0-4342248
Contact: Seppo Urpo
Sponsor: Academy of Finland
Reference: Astrophys. J. 308, 78 (1986)
Location: Metsähovi, Kylmälä
Latitude: 60° 13´ 04´´ N
Longitude: 24° 23´ 17´´ E
Altitude: 60 m
Telescope: Steerable dish
Diameter: 13.7 m
Area: 81 m2 at 0.55 eff.
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 0°-90° el.
Remarks: Periodic scheduling
Observation Type: Solar and extragalactic continuum on all three frequencies, galactic lines on 22.2 and 75-115 GHz.
Frequency band(s):
22.2 GHz
37.6 GHz
75-115 GHz

Observatoire de Bordeaux, POM 1 Telescope

Observatoire de l'Université de Bordeaux
I BP 21 33270 Floirac, France
Sponsor: CNRS and Ministere de l'Education Nationale
Reference: Baudry et al., Astron. Astrophys. 104, 101 (1981)
Latitude: +44° 50´ 10´´ N
Longitude: 00h 02min 06.5s W
Altitude: 73 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid
Diameter: 2.5 m
Area: 2.5 m2
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 10°-88° el.
Observation Type: Spectral line observations: in our galaxy (dark clouds, HII regions, large-scale surveys), in the terrestrial atmosphere (ozonosphere, mesosphere)
Frequency band(s):
100 GHz (75 to 120 GHz)

Observatoire de Grenoble, POM 2

Observatoire de Grenoble, C.E.R.M.O.
BP 68, F-38402
Saint Martin d'Heres Cedex, France
Sponsor: Université Grenoble I and CNRS (Insu)
Location: Plateau de Bure, France
Latitude: 5° 54´ 27´´ E
Longitude: 44° 38´ 02´´
Altitude: 2552 m
Telescope: Cassegrain paraboloid
Diameter: 2.5 m
Area: 6.2 m2
Height: 1.5 m
Coverage: -180° to +180°, +10° to 90°
Remarks: 256 channel autocorrelator--600 MHz bandwidth
Observation Type: Mainly CO isotopes
Frequency band(s):
220 GHz

Observatoire du Plateau de Bure

Institut de Radio Astronomie Millimétrique Voie
10 Domaine Universitaire de Grenoble
38406 St. Martin d'Héres Cedex
France
Phone: (33) 7642 3383
Contact: Robert Lucas Instrument Scientist
Sponsor: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris; Max Planck Gesellschaft
Reference: Delannoy, J., Weliachew, L., and Downes, D., in ESO-IRAM-Onsala Workshop on (Sub) Millimeter Astronomy (ESO Proceedings No. 22) (1985)
Location: Plateau de Bure, France
Latitude: 5° 54´ 26.0´´ E
Longitude: +44° 38´ 01.2´´ N
Altitude: 2552 m
Telescope: 3-element interferometer
Diameter: 3 x 15 m
Area: 530 m2 at >0.68 eff.
Height: 10 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 5°-90° el.
Remarks: Under construction, commissioning expected in 1988
Observation Type: Millimeter wavelength spectroscopy, radiometry, and interferometry
Frequency band(s):
80-115 GHz
230 GHz


Station de Radioastronomie de Nancay (16-element network) Observatoire de Paris-Meudon

Service de Radioastronomie
5, Place Jules Janssen
92195, Meudon Cedex, France
Contact: J. Pezzani
Sponsor: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the French Ministry of Education
Location: Nancay, France
Latitude: 47° 23´ N
Longitude: 02° 12´ E
Altitude: 130 m
Telescope: Network of 16 paraboloids distributed over 23 m, east-west
Diameter: 1 m
Area: 12 m2
Coverage: ±1/2 h, -20° ± 50° dec.
Observation Type: Solar
Frequency band(s):
9.400 GHz

Station de Radioastronomie de Nancay (18-element network) Observatoire de Paris-Meudon

Service de Radioastronomie
5, Place Jules Janssen
92195, Meudon Cedex, France
Contact: J. Pezzani
Sponsor: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the French Ministry of Education
Reference: The Mark II Nancay Radioheliograph (Single Frequency Version), Solar Physics 55, 251-261 (1977)
Location: Nancay, France
Latitude: 47° 23´ N
Longitude: 02° 12´ E
Altitude: 130 m
Telescope: Network of 16+2 paraboloids, distributed over 3.2 km, east to west
Diameter: Sixteen 4-m paraboloids and two 10-m paraboloids
Area: 300 m2
Coverage: ±3 h, -20° ± 50° dec.
Observation Type: Solar and calibration radio sources (Cygnus A, Cassiopeia, Hydra)
Frequency band(s):
5 simultaneously observed frequencies between 150-450 MHz

Station de Radioastronomie de Nancay (24-paraboloid network) Observatoire de Paris-Meudon

Service de Radioastronomie
5, Place Jules Janssen
92195, Meudon Cedex, France
Contact: J. Pezzani
Sponsor: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the French Ministry of Education
Reference: The Mark III Nancay Radioheliograph (Single Frequency Version) Solar Physics 88, 383-390 (1983)
Location: Nancay, France
Latitude: 47° 23´ N
Longitude: 02° 12´ E
Altitude: 130 m
Telescope: Network of 24 paraboloids, distributed over 1.2 km, north to south
Diameter: Twenty-four 5-m paraboloids
Area: 300 m2
Coverage: ±3 h, -20° to 50° dec.
Observation Type: Solar and calibration radio sources
Frequency band(s):
5 simultaneously observed frequencies between 150 MHz-450 MHz

Station de Radioastronomie de Nancay (dual reflecting antenna) Observatoire de Paris-Meudon

Service de Radioastronomie
5, Place Jules Janssen
92195, Meudon Cedex, France
Contact: J. Pezzani
Sponsor: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the French Ministry of Education
Location: Nancay, France
Latitude: 47° 23´ N
Longitude: 02° 12´ E
Altitude: 130 m
Telescope: Dual reflecting antenna: tiltable flat reflector and standing spherical reflector
Diameter: 40 x 200 m
Area: 5000 m2 at 1.5 GHz, 1700 m2 at 3.3 GHz
Coverage: ±1/2 h, 0° to 120° el.
Observation Type: Planetary, cometary, galactic, extragalactic; continuum and spectral lines
Frequency band(s):
1400 MHz
1650 MHz
3300 MHz

Station de Radioastronomie de Nancay (log periodic antennas) Observatoire de Paris-Meudon

Service de Radioastronomie
5, Place Jules Janssen
92195, Meudon Cedex, France
Contact; J. Pezzani
Sponsor: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and the French Ministry of Education
Reference: Boischot et al., Icarus 43, 399 (1980)
Location: Nancay, France
Latitude: 47° 23´ N
Longitude: 02° 12´ E
Altitude: 130 m
Telescope: 144 (2 x 72) conical log periodic antennas
Diameter: 60 m equivalent parabolic diameter at 40 MHz
Area: 2 x 4000 m2
Coverage: ±4 h, -20° ± 50° dec.
Observation Type: Solar and Jovian bursts
Frequency band(s):
15 MHz < f0 < 80 MHz

Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory

383762 Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory
Mt. Kanobili
Republic of Georgia
Sponsor: Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Georgia
Reference: BAAO N29
Altitude: 1600-1700 m
Telescope: Flat synphase antenna
Diameter: 6.6 m x 3.1 m
Area: 20 m2
Height: 1.5 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 11°-90° el.
Remarks: Observations are carried out every day at 0400 h
Observation Type: Solar radio flares
Frequency band(s):
221 MHz

Radioobservatorium Effelsberg

Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie
Auf dem Hügel 69
D 5300 Bonn 1, FRG
Contact: Dr. B.-H. Grahl
Sponsor: Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaft
Reference: Hachenberg, O., B.H. Grahl, R. Wielebinski, The 100-Meter Radio Telescope at Effelsberg, IEEE 61, 1288-1295 (1973)
Latitude: 50° 50´ 0.3´´ N
Longitude: 6° 31´ 32.3´´ E
Altitude: 316 m
Telescope: Single dish
Diameter: 100 m
Area: 7854 m2 (geometrical area)
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 7°-90° el.
Observation Type: Types are listed under polarization below.
Frequency band(s):
610 MHz1
1415 MHz2
1666 MHz3
2695 MHz3
3245 MHz1
4.6 GHz4
4.75 GHz3
10.7 GHz5
22 GHz3
48.99 GHz6

Observatorium für Solare Radioastronomie

Zentralinstitut für Astrophysik der AdW
Rosa-Luxemburgstrasse 17
Babelsberg, 1590 Germany
Contact: H. Aurass
Sponsor:
Reference: Data routinely published quarterly as microfiches "Solar Radio Data"
Location: Tremsdorf, 1501 Germany, 13 km SSW of Potsdam
Latitude: 52.28 N
Longitude: 13.13 E
Altitude: 35 m
Telescope: Three paraboloids
Diameter: 1.5, 4, and 10.5 m; and Yagi
Observation Type: Routine patrol of the total flux and polarization
Frequency band(s):
9.500 GHz (1.5 m*)
775 MHz (4 m**)
1470 MHz (4 m*)
2920 MHz (4 m*)
64 MHz (10.5 m**)
113 MHz (10.5 m*)
234 MHz (10.5 m*)
30 MHz (Yagi*)
40 MHz (Yagi*)
*as polarimeter **as radiometer

Gauribidanur Low Frequency Array

Raman Research Institute
Bangalore 560080
Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore-34
Phone: 340123 or 569951
Contact: Ch. V. Sastry
Sponsor: Department of Science and Technology, Government of India
Reference: J. Astrophy. Astr. 4, 47 (1983)
Location: Gauribidanur, Karnataka, India
Latitude: 13° 36´ 12´´ N
Longitude: 77° 27´ 07´´ E
Altitude: 500 m
Telescope: T-shaped array
Diameter: E-W 1.5 km/25 m, S array 0.5 km/15 m, N array 0.34 km/25 m
Area: 25,000 m2
Coverage: Transit only, ±60° el.
Remarks: Telescope is in use continuously, except for maintenance and repair.
Observation Type: Solar, planetary, galactic, extragalactic, and spectral line observations Frequency band(s):
34.5 MHz (45 MHz, 55 MHz, 80 MHz, and 150 MHz)

Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT)

TIFR Center
P.O. Box 1234
Indian Institute of Science Campus
Bangalore 560 012, India
Phone: 343138, 344062, 342816
Contact: Govind Swarup
Sponsor: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay, India
Reference: Swarup, G., Kapahi, V. K., and Ananthakrishnan, S., Status Report, June 1987
Location: Khodad Village, Narayangaon, Junnar Taluk, 410504, Pune District
Latitude: 19° 5´ 30´´ N
Longitude: 74° 3´ E
Altitude: 650 m
Telescope: 34 parabolic dishes, 16 of which are in a central cluster of 1 km x 1 km; the rest are along 3 arms of a Y with 6 antennas in each 14-km-long arm
Diameter: 45 m
Area: 35,000 m2 at 0.65 eff.
Height: Feed point is 45 m above ground in zenith position
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 10°-90° el.
Remarks: Planned to be completed by 1992
Observation Type: Search for primordial hydrogen, pulsars, IPS, lunar occultation, galactic and extragalactic, solar, line, VLBI
Frequency band(s):
38 MHz
151 MHz
235 MHz
327 MHz
610 MHz
1420 MHz

Mauritius Radio Telescope

Raman Research Institute
C.V. Raman Avenue
Sadashivanagar, Bangalore 560 080
Phone: 91-80-334 0122
Fax: 91-80-334 0492
Contact: uday@rri.ernet.in
Sponsor: The Raman Research Institute, the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, and the University of Mauritius
Location: Bras d'Eau, Mauritius
Latitude: 20° S
Longitude: 57° E
Telescope: Aperture synthesis instrument. A T array with a 2 km long EW arm with 1024 helices and 880 m long S arm, to be synthesized using 16 trolleys each.
Coverage: declination coverage -65 ° to -15 °
Remarks: The major objective is a complete continuum image of the southern sky with sensitivity comparable to the 6C survey.
Frequency band(s):
151.6 MHz

Ooty Radiotelescope (ORT) and Synthesis Radiotelescope (OSRT)

Radio Astronomy Center
Post Box 8, Ootacamund 643 001
Tamil Nadu, India
Phone: (0423) 2651 or 2032
Contact: M.N. Joshi
Sponsor: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
Reference: Swarup, G., et al., Nature Physical Science 230 185 (1971); Swarup, G. and Bagri, D. S., Proc. IEEE 61 1285 (1973); Swarup, G., J. Astrophys. Astr. 5 139 (1984)
Location: Muthorai Village, Ootacamund, India
Latitude: 11° 24´ N
Longitude: 76° 40´ E
Altitude: 2750 m
Telescope: Equatorially-mounted parabolic cylinder, steered mechanically in E-W and mechanically in N-S
Diameter: ORT: 530 m (N-S) x 30 m (E-W)
OSRT: ORT plus 8 antennas 23 m x 9 m
Area: 7000 m2 at 0.50 eff.
Height: 25 m
Coverage: -4 h to +5 h 30 min, ±40° dec.
Remarks: The ORT is also used as an aperture synthesis array, with eight smaller telescopes of size 23 m x 9 m distributed in an area of 4 km x 2 km.
Observation Type: Lunar occultation, IPS, spectral line, synthesis mapping, pulsar search, VLBI, galactic, and extragalactic.
Frequency band(s):
326.5 MHz

Stazione Radioastronomica di Medicina (transit instrument)

Instituto di Radioastronomia
Via Irnerio 46
40126 Bologna, Italy
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Contact: L. Padrielli
Sponsor: Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche
Reference: Nuovo Cimento 23, 208 (1962)
Location: Medicina (Bologna), Italy
Latitude: 44° 31´ 14´´
Longitude: 11° 38´ 43´´
Altitude: 41.31 m
Telescope: Two arms (T-shaped), transit instrument, parabolic cylinder
Diameter: 560 x 35 m E-W, 64 (24 x 8 m) N-S
Coverage: 0°-90° dec. full instrument, -30° to 110° E-W only
Remarks: Survey, periodic scheduling
Observation Type: Continuum galactic and extragalactic observations
Frequency band(s):
408 MHz

Stazione Radioastronomica di Medicina (32-m telescope)

Instituto di Radioastronomia
Via Irnerio 46
40126 Bologna, Italy
Phone: 51-243144
Contact: L. Padrielli
Sponsor: Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche
Reference: Workshop on European VLBI for Geodesy and Astrometry, in press
Location: Medicina (Bologna), Italy
Latitude: 44° 31´ 14´´
Longitude: 11° 38´ 43´´
Altitude: 41.31 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid
Diameter: 32 m
Area: 402 m2 at 0.50 eff.
Height: 33 m
Coverage: ±270° az., 0.5°-109° el.
Remarks: Periodic scheduling
Observation Type: VLBI for astronomy and geodesy, spectral lines
Frequency band(s):
1400 MHz
1600 MHz
5.0 GHz
10.7 GHz
22.3 GHz
2.2-8.2 GHz

Trieste Astronomical Observatory--Basovizza-Solar Radio Station

via G.B. Tiepolo 11
I 34131 Trieste, Italy
Phone: (40) 768005
Contact: Paolo Zlobec
Sponsor: Ministry for University and Scientific and Technological Research (MURST) and Italian Research Council (CNR)
Reference: Solar Phys. 9, 502 (1969)
Bul. Osservazioni Solari, Trieste Astron.
Obs. Suppl. 18 (1970)
Location: Basovizza (Trieste), Italy
Latitude: 45° 38´ 37´´ N
Longitude: 13° 52´ 34´´ E
Altitude: 400 m
Telescope: Single steerable paraboloid
Diameter: 10 m
Area: 70 m2
Height: 16.4 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 0°-90° el.
Remarks: Daily observing time: shortest interval 8h - 15h UT in December and January; longest interval 6h - 18h UT in June and July. The integration time is programmable.
Observation Type: Solar
Frequency band(s):
237 MHz
327 MHz
408 MHz
610 MHz
1413 MHz
1665 MHz
2695 MHz

Hiraiso Solar Terrestrial Research Center

Radio Research Laboratory
Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
3601 Isozaki
Nakaminto, Ibaraki
311-12 Japan
Contact: Susumu Isozaki
Location: Nakaminato, Ibaraki
Latitude: 36° 21.9´ N
Longitude: 140° 37.5´ E
Altitude: 26 m
Telescope: Four paraboloids
Diameter: 1.1 m
6 m
10 m (two)
Observation Type: Solar radio at 31.65 GHz, solar patrol at other frequencies
Frequency band(s):
100.5 MHz
201 MHz
501 MHz
9.500 GHz
31.65 GHz

Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory UHF Radio Telescope

The Research Institute of Atmospherics
Nagoya University
3-13 Honohara
Toyokawa, 442, Japan
Contact: Masayoshi Kojima
Sponsor: The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Reference: Proc. Res. Inst. Atmospherics, Nagoya Univ. 29, 61 (1982)
Location: Fuji Station
Sugadaira Station
Toyokawa Station
Latitude: 35° 26´ (Fuj.)
36° 31´ (Sug.)
34° 50´ (Tok.)
Longitude: 138° 37´ (Fuj.)
138° 19´ (Sug.)
137° 22´ (Tok.)
Altitude: 1000 m
Telescope: Cylindrical parabolic antenna
Diameter: 100 m E-W, 20 m N-S
Area: 1000 m2
Coverage: ±30° from meridian transit, 25° S to 40° N dec.
Remarks: Routine observation and simultaneous observation at three stations
Observation Type: Continuous
Frequency band(s):
327 MHz

Kashima Space Research Center

Radio Research Laboratory
893-1 Hirai Kashima-machi
Ibaraki-ken, 314 Japan
Phone: 0299-82-1211
Contact: Noriyuki Kawagachi
Sponsor: Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications
Location: Kashima, Japan
Latitude: 35° 57´ 14.846´´ N
Longitude: 140° 39´ 45.8344´´ E
Altitude: 78.770 m
Telescope: Steerable parabolic
Diameter: 26.0 m
Area: 531 m2 at 0.53 eff. (X-band)
531 m2 at 0.52 eff. (S-band)
Height: 18.4 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 0°-90° el.
Observation Type: Extragalactic and galactic continuum observation, VLBI scheduling for geodesy
Frequency band(s):
200-2320 MHz
8160-8800 MHz

Kisarazu College Observatory

Kisarazu National College of Technology
Kisarazu Chiba, 292 Japan
Phone: 0438-(98)-5751
Contact: Shinji Kodaira
Sponsor: Ministry of Education
Reference: Bull. Kisarazu National College of Technology 13 (1980)
Location: Kisarazu chiba, 292 Japan
Latitude: 35° 22´ 51´´ N
Longitude: 139° 57´ 31´´ E
Altitude: 46 m
Telescope: One paraboloid dish
Diameter: 1.5 m
Area: 0.9 m2 at 0.50 eff.
Height: 2.5 m
Coverage: 90°-270° az., 27°-90° el.
Remarks: No fixed scheduling
Observation Type: CO spectral line observation
Frequency band(s):
115.27 GHz

Nobeyama Radio Observatory (45-m telescope)

Nobeyama Radio Observatory
Minamisaku, Nagano 384-13
Japan 02267
Phone: 0267 (98) 2831
Contact: Prof. Masaki Morimoto
Sponsor: Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Reference: Nobeyama 45-m Telescope, Kaifu, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Millimeter and Submillimeter Wave Radio Astronomy, 1985
Latitude: 35° 56´ 29´´ N
Longitude: 138° 28´ 32´´ E
Altitude: 1349 m
Telescope: Paraboloid
Diameter: 45 m
Area: 410 m2 (at 115 GHz) to 950 m2 (at < 50 GHz)
Height: 21 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 11°-85° el.
Remarks: International open use; VLBI on all frequencies except 70-90 GHz
Observation Type: (see frequency list) *Galactic and extragalactic continuum and spectral line observations
**The above plus solar observations
Frequency band(s):
9.8 GHz*
23.0 GHz**
36-49 GHz
(tunable)**
36-49 GHz
(tunable)*
70-90 GHz
(tunable)**
85-115 GHz (tunable)*

Nobeyama Radio Observatory (five-element interferometer)

Nobeyama Radio Observatory
Minamisaku, Nagano 384-13
Japan 02267
Phone: 0267 (98) 2831
Contact: Prof. Masaki Morimoto
Sponsor: Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Reference: M. Ishiguro et al., The Nobeyama Millimeter Wave Interferometer, Proceedings of the International Symposium on Millimeter and Submillimeter Wave Radio Astronomy, 1985
Latitude: 35° 56´ 29´´ N
Longitude: 138° 28´ 32´´ E
Altitude: 1349 m
Telescope: Five-element interferometer array, T baseline is 560 m E-W, 520 m N-S
Diameter: 10 m
Area: 39 m2 x 5 at 0.50 eff. (2.6 mm)
Height: 8 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 0°-90° el.
Remarks: *SIS mixer, FX correlator
**HEMT amp, FX correlator
Observation Type: Aperture synthesis, continuum and spectral lines
Frequency band(s):
22-24 GHz*
40-50 GHz**
80-120 GHz*

Nobeyama Radio Observatory (sixteen-element interferometer)

Nobeyama Radio Observatory
Minamisaku, Nagano 384-13
Japan 02267
Phone: 0267 (98) 2831
Contact: Prof. Hiroshi Nakajima
Sponsor: Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Reference: Publ. Astron. Soc. Japan 32, 639 (1980)
Latitude: 35° 56´ 19´´ N
Longitude: 138° 28´ 46´´ E
Altitude: 1300 m
Telescope: Sixteen steerable paraboloids (interferometer)
Diameter: 1.2 m
Area: 0.45 m2 for each paraboloid at 0.40 eff.
Height: 2.0 m
Coverage: -50° to +50° az., 20°-80° el.
Remarks: Daily observations
Observation Type: Solar
Frequency band(s):
17 GHz

Nobeyama Solar Radio Observatory (8-m and 6-m telescopes)

Minamisaku, Nagano 384-13
Japan 02267
Phone: (0267) 98 2034
Contact: Prof. Hiroshi Nakajima
Sponsor: The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Reference: Publ. Astron. Soc. Japan 32, 371 (1980)
Location: Minamisaku-gun, Nagano
Latitude: 35° 56´ 19´´ N
Longitude: 138° 28´ 46´´ E
Altitude: 1300 m
Telescope: Two steerable paraboloids
Diameter: 8 m, 6 m
Area: 15 m2 for 8-m paraboloid, 8.52 m2 for 6-m paraboloid, 0.30 eff.
Height: 5 m, 4 m
Coverage: -60° to +60° az., 0°-120° el.
Remarks: Daily observations
Observation Type: Solar
Frequency band(s):
70-1000 MHz

Nobeyama Solar Radio Observatory (seventeen-element interferometer)

Nobeyama Solar Radio Observatory of Tokyo Astronomical Observatory
Minamimaki-mura, Minamisaku-gun, Nagano 384-13 Japan
Sponsor: The Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Reference: Proc. Astron. Soc. Australia 1, 56 (1967)
Location: Minamisaku-gun, Nagano
Latitude: 35° 56´ 19´´ N
Longitude: 138° 28´ 46´´ E
Altitude: 1300 m
Telescope: Seventeen steerable paraboloids (interferometer)
Diameter: 6 m
Area: 8.5 m2 for each paraboloid, 0.30 eff.
Height: 10 m
Coverage: -60° to +60° az, 0°-120° el.
Remarks: Daily observations
Observation Type: Solar
Frequency band(s):
160.4 MHz

Nobeyama Solar Radio Observatory (three-paraboloid telescope)

Nobeyama Radio Observatory
Minamisaku, Nagano 384-13
Japan 02267
Phone: (0267) 98 2034
Contact: Prof. Hiroshi Nakajima
Sponsor: Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Reference: Publ. Astron. Soc. Japan 37, 163 (1985)
Latitude: 35° 56´ 19´´ N
Longitude: 138° 28´ 46´´ E
Altitude: 1300 m
Telescope: Three paraboloids on the same equatorial mount
Diameter: 0.3 m for one, 0.25 m for the other two
Area: 0.035 m2 for 0.3-m paraboloid, 0.025 m2 for the other two telescopes
Height: 2 m
Coverage: -60° to +60° az., 20°-80° el.
Remarks: Daily observations
Observation Type: Solar
Frequency:
35 GHz for 0.3-m paraboloid, 80 GHz for the other two telescopes

Toyokawa Observatory (0.85-m telescope)

Research Institute of Atmospherics
Nagoya University
13 Honohara 3-chome
Toyokawa 442, Japan
Sponsor: Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Reference: Proc. Res. Inst. Atmospherics, Nagoya Univ. 26, 129-132 (1979)
Location: Toyokawa, Japan
Latitude: 34° 50´ 10.87´´ N
Longitude: 137° 22´ 16.84´´ E
Altitude: 18.49 m
Telescope: Single dish
Diameter: 0.85 m
Area: 0.3 m2
Height: 2.5 m
Coverage: Equatorial mounting
Remarks: Patrol observations
Observation Type: Solar
Frequency band(s):
9.411 GHz

Toyokawa Observatory (1.5-m telescope)

Research Institute of Atmospherics
Nagoya University
13 Honohara 3-chome
Toyokawa 442, Japan
Sponsor: Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Reference: Proc. Res. Inst. Atmospherics, Nagoya Univ. 26, 129-132 (1979)
Location: Toyokawa, Japan
Latitude: 34° 50´ 10.87´´ N
Longitude: 137° 22´ 16.84´´ E
Altitude: 18.49 m
Telescope: single dish
Diameter: 1.5 m
Area: 1.1 m2
Height: 2.5 m
Coverage: Equatorial mounting
Remarks: Patrol observations
Observation Type: Solar
Frequency band(s):
3750 MHz

Toyokawa Observatory (2.0-m telescope)

Research Institute of Atmospherics
Nagoya University
13 Honohara 3-chome
Toyokawa, Japan
Sponsor: Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Reference: Proc. Res. Inst. Atmospherics, Nagoya Univ. 26, 129-132 (1979)
Location: Toyokawa, Japan
Latitude: 34° 50´ 10.87´´ N
Longitude: 137° 22´ 16.84´´ E
Altitude: 18.49 m
Telescope: Single dish
Diameter: 2.0 m
Area: 1.9 m2
Height: 2.5 m
Coverage: Equatorial mounting
Remarks: Patrol observations
Observation Type: Solar
Frequency band(s):
2060 MHz

Toyokawa Observatory (3.0-m telescope)

Research Institute of Atmospherics
Nagoya University
13 Honohara 3-chome
Toyokawa 442, Japan
Sponsor: Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Reference: Proc. Res. Inst. Atmospherics, Nagoya Univ. 26, 129-132 (1979)
Location: Toyokawa, Japan
Latitude: 34° 50´ 10.87´´ N
Longitude: 137° 22´ 16.84´´ E
Altitude: 18.49 m
Telescope: Single dish
Diameter: 3.0 m
Area: 4.2 m2
Height: 3 m
Coverage: Equatorial mounting
Remarks: Patrol observations
Observation Type: Solar
Frequency band(s):
1060 MHz

Toyokawa Observatory (array)

Research Institute of Atmospherics
Nagoya University
13 Honohara 3-chome
Toyokawa 442, Japan
Sponsor: Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Reference: Proc. Res. Inst. Atmospherics, Nagoya Univ. 17, 57-74 (1970)
Location: Toyokawa, Japan
Latitude: 34° 50´ 10.87´´ N
Longitude: 137° 22´ 16.84´´ E
Altitude: 18.49 m
Telescope: 32 x 16 tee, 32 x 2 linear
Diameter: 2 m east-west
1.2 m north-south
Height: 2.5 m
Coverage: ±3 h, ±23.5° dec.
Remarks: Routine observations
Observation Type: Solar
Frequency band(s):
9.407 GHz

Toyokawa Observatory (large array)

Research Institute of Atmospherics
Nagoya University
13 Honohara 3-chome
Toyokawa 442, Japan
Sponsor: Ministry of Education, Science and Culture
Reference: Nishio, M., et al., Proc. Res. Inst. Atmospherics, Nagoya Univ. 32, 45-60 (1985)
Location: Toyokawa, Japan
Latitude: 34° 50´ 10.87´´ N
Longitude: 137° 22´ 16.84´´ E
Altitude: 18.49 m
Telescope: 32 x 16 tee, 32 x 2 linear, 16 x 2 linear
Diameter: 3 m
Area: 4.2 m2 x square root of (m x n), where m and n denote array numbers of antennas
Height: 8 m
Coverage: ±3 h, ±23.5° dec.
Remarks: Routine observation
Observation Type: Solar
Frequency band(s):
3748.5 MHz

Gran Telescopio Milimetrico/Large Millimeter Telescope

Mexico
Sponsor: INAOE and the University of Massachusetts via Mexican and U.S. funding agencies
Contact: in Mexico Alfonso Serrano, in the US Peter Schloerb
Latitude: 18° 59.1´ North
Longitude: 97° 18.8´ West
Altitude: 4580 meters above mean sea level
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid, two-element interferometer
Diameter: 50 m
Area: 2000 m2 (approximately)
Height: 60 m to the top edge of the antenna above the ground when pointing to the horizon
Coverage: above declination -40°
Observation Type: continuum and spectroscopic
Frequency band(s): any between 85 and 350 GHz

Tonantzintla Solar Radio Interferometer

Instituto Nacional de Astrofisica Optica y Electronica (INAOE)
A.P. 51 y 216 Puebla
72000-Puebla, Mexico
Sponsor: CONACYT
Contact: Eduardo Mendoza
Latitude: 19° 01´ 58´´
Longitude: 98° 18´ 50´´
Altitude: 2200 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid, two-element interferometer
Diameter: 1 m
Area: 0.8 m2
Height: 1 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 10°-90° el.
Observation Type: Solar
Frequency band(s):
9 GHz

Solar Radio Interferometer

Instituto de Geofisica
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)
Ciudad Universitaria
Del. Coyoacán México
D.F. 04510 México
Sponsor: UNAM
Contact: Alejandro Lara
Latitude: 19° 20´ 01´´
Longitude: 98° 10´ 54´´
Altitude: 2280 m
Telescope: Two-element interferometer
Diameter: 1.14 m
Area: 1 m2 (each)
Height: 2 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 10°-90° el.
Observation Type: Solar
Frequency band(s): 7.5 GHz

Dwingeloo Radio Observatory

NFRA Radio Sterrenwacht Dwingeloo
P.O. Box 2
7990 AA Dwingeloo, The Netherlands
Phone: 5219-7244
Contact: C. Slottje
Sponsor: Netherlands Organization for Advancement of Pure Research (Z.W.O.)
Location: Dwingeloo, Netherlands
Latitude: 52° 48´ 47´´ N
Longitude: 6° 23´ 46´´ E
Altitude: 25 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid
Diameter: 25 m
Area: 314 m2 at 0.64 eff. (21-cm wavelength)
196 m2 at 0.40 eff. (6-cm wavelength)
Height: 25 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 0°-90° el.
Remarks: Used primarily for large-scale surveys
Observation Type: Auto-correlation spectrometry
Frequency band(s):
1400 MHz
1652.5 MHz
4895 MHz

Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope

Netherlands Foundation for Radio Astronomy
N.F.R.A. Post Box 2
7990 AA Dwingeloo, The Netherlands
Contact: Dr. Marla J. Bentum
Sponsor: Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research
Reference: A&A 31, (1974); A&A 98, 251-259 (1981)
Location: Westerbork, the Netherlands
Latitude: 52° 55´ 0.09´´
Longitude: 00h 26´ 25.0s
Altitude: 16 m
Telescope: Array with 14 steerable paraboloids (of which 4 are movable and 10 are fixed) on an E-W baseline, operating on the principle of rotational aperture synthesis. Minimum baseline 32 m, maximum 2796 m.
Diameter: 25 m
Area: 491 m2
Height: 20 m
Coverage: ±90° in hour angle, -32°-90° in declination
Remarks: Integration time is 12 h for a complete observation, but other integration times are used.
Observation Type: Continuum (to 160 MHz) synthesis, spectral line synthesis, tied-array - VLBI, tied-array - pulsar
Frequency band(s):
310-390 MHz
606-610 MHz
1200-1450 MHz
1590-1750 MHz
2215-2375 MHz
4770-5020 MHz
8150-8650 MHz
250-460 MHz
700-1200 MHz

Ratan-600 Special Astrophysical Observatory

Zelenchukskaya Stravropolski kraj
Russia 357 140
Contact: Sergey A. Trushkin
Sponsor: Russian Academy of Sciences
Reference: Isvestija Glav. Astron. Obs. I88 (1972), Sky and Telescope (1979)
Location: Zelenchukskaya, Russia
Altitude: 1000 m
Telescope: Variable profile antenna, circle of 895 reflector elements
Diameter: 600 m
Area: 1000 m2 (8 cm) for each of 4 sectors
500 m2 (2 cm) for each of 4 sectors
3000 m2 (8 cm) for the whole circle
Height: 7.6 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 3°-90° el.
Remarks: All observations are transit, with tracking 2 min. Three different programs can run simultaneously at three sectors.
Frequency band(s):
1000 MHz
1500 MHz
2500 MHz
3750 MHz
7.600 GHz
9.375 GHz
11.100 GHz
13.000 GHz
15.000 GHz
37.000 GHz
1420 MHz
1670 MHz
4850 MHz
22.200 GHz
960 MHz
2300 MHz
3650 MHz
3900 MHz
7.700 GHz
14.400 GHz
21.800 GHz
3650 MHz
11.500 GHz
3900 MHz
7.700 GHz
14.400 GHz

Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory

Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory
P.O. Box 443
Krugersdorp 1740, South Africa
Sponsor:
Contact: Information at HartRAO
Latitude: 25 53´ 14.4´´
Longitude: +27 41´ 05.2´´
Altitude: 1415.8211415.8211415.8211415.821orially mounted 85 foot Cassegrain
Diameter: 25.9 m
Area:
Height:
Coverage:
Observation Type:
Frequency band(s):


Taeduk Radio Astronomy Observatory

Korean Astronomy Observatory
Sponsor: The Korean Ministry of Science and Technology
Location: Daejeon Daeduk, Chungman
Latitude: 36° 23´ 53.2´´
Longitude: 127° 22´ 19´´ E
Altitude: 110 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid, single dish
Diameter: 13.7 m
Area: 50.1 m2 at 0.34 eff. (115 GHz)
Height: 1.5 m
Coverage: 0°-720° az., 7°-90° el.
Remarks: Periodic scheduling
Observation Type:
Spectral line and continuum
d coe and coand(s):
80-115 GHz

Observatorio De l'Ebro

43520 Roquetas
(Tarragona) Spain
Location: Observatorio Del Ebro-Roquetas
Latitude: 40° 49´ 14´´ N
Longitude: 0 h 1 min 58.5 s E
Altitude: 51 m
Telescope: Parabolic reflector and feed system
Diameter: 3.24 m
Height: 2-m pedestal
Coverage: 0° ± 110° az., 49° ± 23° el.
Observation Type: Solar
Frequency band(s):
1390-1567 MHz
2540-2720 MHz
1830-5030 MHz

Swedish-ESO Submillimeter Telescope

Onsala Space Observatory
Chalmers Institute of Technology
S-439 00
Onsala, Sweden
Phone: 0300/62590
Contact: Roy Booth
Sponsor: The Swedish Natural Science Council (NFR) and European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Reference: The Messenger 48, 2 (1987)
Location: La Silla, Chile
Latitude: -29° 15´ 34´´
Longitude: 70° 44´ 04´´ W
Altitude: 2400 m
Telescope: Three paraboloids
Diameter: 15 m [only one listed]
Area: (1) 117 m2, (2) 90 m2, (3) 70 m2
Height: 10 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 2°-90° el.
Remarks: Periodic scheduling
Observation Type: Planetary, galactic, extragalactic; spectral line and continuum studies
Frequency band(s):
(1) 85-117 GHz
(2) 220-280 GHz
(3) 300-360 GHz

Onsala Space Observatory

Chalmers University of Technology
S-439 00
Onsala, Sweden
Phone: 0300/625 90
Contact: Roy Booth
Sponsor: CTH, Swedish Natural Science Research Council
Reference: The International Journal of Aerial and Space Imaging, Remote Sensing, and Integrated Geographical Systems 1, 27 (1987)
Location: Onsala, Sweden
Latitude: (1) 57° 23´ 46.9´´, (2) 57° 23´ 37.0´´
Longitude: (1) 11° 55´ 39.4´´ E, (2) 11° 58´ 8.5´´ E
Altitude: (1) 25 m, (2) 24 m
Telescope: Telescopes 1 and 2
Diameter: (1) 20 m, (2) 25 m
Area: (1) 80 to 160 m2, (2) 160 to 270 m2
Height: (1) 14 m, (2) 16 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 2°-90° el.
Remarks: Periodic scheduling
Observation Type: Planetary, galactic, extragalactic; continuum and spectral line observations
Frequency band(s):
(1) 116 MHz to 8 GHz
(2) 7 MHz to 1 GHz

Bleien Radio Astronomy Observatory (5-m telescope)
(click here or scroll down for information on other telescopes)

Institute of Astronomy
ETH-Zentrum, CH-8092
Zurich, Switzerland
Phone: (1) 256 3813
Contact: Dr. A. Benz
Sponsor: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Zurich)
Swiss National Science Foundation
Reference: Tarnstrom G.L., Astr. Mitt. Eidg. Sternwarte Zurich 317 (1973)
Location: Bleien (near Zurich), Switzerland
Latitude: 47° 20´ 26´´ N
Longitude: 8° 06´ 44´´ E
Altitude: 435 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid
Diameter: 5 m
Area: 78 m2 at 0.75 eff.
Height: 3 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 5°-90° el.
Remarks: Recorded on 35-mm film, continuous operation from sunrise to sunset, routine program for overview on solar activities and identification of radio bursts. List of events published in Solar-Geophysical Data and Quarterly Bulletin of the IAU.
Observation Type: Solar radio bursts
Frequency band(s):
100-1000 MHz (spectrometer)

Bleien Radio Astronomy Observatory (7-m telescope)

Institute of Astronomy
ETH-Zentrum, CH-8092
Zurich, Switzerland
Phone: (1) 256 3813
Contact: Dr. A. Benz
Sponsor: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Zurich), Swiss National Science Foundations
Reference: Benz et al., Solar Phys. 133 385 (1991)
Location: Bleien (near Zurich), Switzerland
Latitude: 47° 20´ 26´´ N
Longitude: 8° 06´ 44´´ E
Altitude: 435 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid
Diameter: 7 m
Area: 154 m2 at 0.70 eff.
Height: 3 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 5°-90° el.
Remarks: Computer-controlled instrument with programmable observing range and resolution. Remotely operated. Automatic operation using flare flag or continuous operation.
Observation Type: Solar radio spectrum of flares
Frequency band(s):
100-3000 MHz (spectrometer)

Ceduna Radio Astronomy Observatory

Physics Department
University of Tasmania
GPO Box 252C
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 7001
Phone: (03) 62 26 2420
Contact: Prof. P.M. McCulloch
Latitude: 31° 52´ S
Longitude: 133° 48´ 35´´ E
Altitude: 100 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid
Diameter: 30 m
Area: 390 m2 at 0.55 eff.
Height: 40 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 0°-90° el.
Observation Type: VLBI, line ad continuum, galactic, extragalactic
Frequency band(s):
1.6-24 GHz

Mount Pleasant Radio Observatory (14-m telescope)

Physics Department
University of Tasmania
GPO Box 252C
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 7001
Phone: (03) 62 26 2420
Contact: Prof. P.M. McCulloch
Location: Cambridge, Tasmania, Australia
Latitude: 42° 48´ 18´´ S
Longitude: 147° 26´ 21´´ E
Altitude: 55 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid
Diameter: 14 m
Area: 85 m2 at 0.55 eff.
Height: 25 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 0°-85° el.
Remarks: Monitoring Vela pulsar
Observation Type: Pulsars (emission properties and timing)
Frequency band(s):
600 MHz, 900 MHz, 1390 MHz

Mount Pleasant Radio Observatory (26-m telescope)

Physics Department
University of Tasmania
GPO Box 252C
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia 7001
Phone: (03) 62 26 2420
Contact: Prof. P.M. McCulloch
Location: Cambridge, Tasmania, Australia
Latitude: 42° 48´ 18´´ S
Longitude: 147° 26´ 21´´ E
Altitude: 52 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid (X-Y mount prime focus)
Diameter: 26 m
Area: 292 m2 at 0.55 eff.
Height: 40 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 0°-85° el.
Remarks: Periodic scheduling
Observation Type: Galactic and extragalactic; line and continuum, VLBI
Frequency band(s):
From 600 MHz to 12 GHz

Chilbolton Observatory

Science and Engineering Research Council
Appleton Laboratory
Ditton Park
Slough, England
Sponsor: U.K. Science and Engineering Research Council
Location: Hants, England
Latitude: 51° 08´ 40.1´´ N
Longitude: 01° 26´ 13.2´´ W
Altitude: 85 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid, prime focus
Diameter: 25 m
Height: ~15 m
Coverage: 0°-540° az., 0°-90° el.
Observation Type: Used for tropospheric propagation research program
Frequency band(s):
3-30 GHz

James Clerk Maxwell Telescope

Royal Observatory
SERC
Blackford Hill
Edinburgh EH9 3HJ
United Kingdom
Phone: (0) 31 667 3321
Contact: S. J. Bell Burnell
Sponsor: SERC (U.K.), ZWO (Netherlands), NRC (Canada)
Reference: Proc. ISAP 233-5 (1985);
J. Brit. Interplanetary Soc. 39, 211 (1986)
Location: Mauna Kea, Hawaii
Latitude: 155° 28´ 19.5´´ W
Longitude: 19° 49´ 33´´ N
Altitude: 4000 m
Telescope: Alt.-az. mounted, steerable paraboloid, cassegrain (or Nasmyth)
Diameter: 15 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 5°-89.5° el.
Remarks: ***He-3 cooled Ge bolometer
Observation Type: (see frequency list)
*Molecular line studies
**Molecular line studies
***Continuum observations
Frequency band(s):
218-235 and 256-270 GHz*
320-370 GHz**
150-1000 GHz***
*Instantaneous bandwidth 500 MHz
**Instantaneous bandwidth 500 MHz
***Various bandwidths, 8 filters

Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank (42-ft telescope)

Department of Radio Astronomy
University of Manchester
Manchester, M13 9PL England
Contact: R. J. Cohen
Location: Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Latitude: 53° 14´ 8.3´´ N
Longitude: 2° 18´ 18.5´´ W
Telescope: 42-ft fully steerable paraboloid, az.-el. mounted
Diameter: 13 m
Area: 85 m2 at 0.65 eff.
Height: 20 m
Coverage: Full sky
Remarks: Continuous operation at 610 MHz; occasional use at 966 or 1420 MHz
Observation Type: Pulsar Timing
Frequency band(s):
610 MHz
966 MHz
1420 MHz

Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Cambridge 32-m telescope

Department of Radio Astronomy
University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL England
Contact: R. J. Cohen
Location: Lords Bridge Observatory, Cambridge, England
Latitude: 52° 09´ 59´´ N
Longitude: 0° 02´ 20´´ E
Altitude: 24 m
Telescope: 32-m shaped paraboloid, az.-el. mounted
Diameter: 32 m
Area: 635 m2 at 0.79 eff.
Coverage: Full sky
Remarks: Instantaneous bandwidths available for MERLIN and VLBI observations are restricted to 16 MHz.
Observation Type: MERLIN continuum and spectral line synthesis mapping; VLBI; spectral line
Frequency band(s):
151 MHz
408 MHz
1350-1750 MHz
4600-5100 MHz
21.0-24.0 GHz

Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Darnhall

Department of Radio Astronomy
NRAL Jodrell Bank
Macclesfield
Cheshire SK11 9Dl, England
Contact: R. J. Cohen
Location: Darnhall, Cheshire, England
Latitude: 53° 09´ 21.6´´ N
Longitude: 2° 32´ 03.3´´ W
Altitude: 47 m
Telescope: Fully steerable paraboloid, az.-el. mounted
Diameter: 25 m
Area: 320 m2 at 0.65 eff.
Coverage: Full sky
Remarks: Instantaneous bandwidths available for MERLIN observations are restricted to 16 MHz.
Observation Type: MERLIN continuum and spectral line synthesis mapping; VLBI; spectral line
Frequency band(s):
151 MHz
408 MHz
1350-1750 MHz
4600-5100 MHz
21.0-24.0 GHz

Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Defford

Department of Radio Astronomy
NRAL Jodrell Bank
Macclesfield
Cheshire SK11 9Dl, England
Contact: R. J. Cohen
Location: Defford, North Pershore, Worcestershire, England
Latitude: 52° 06´ 00.6´´ N
Longitude: 2° 08´ 35.0´´ W
Telescope: Fully steerable paraboloid, equatorially mounted
Diameter: 25 m
Area: 320 m2 at 0.65 eff.
Coverage: Full sky
Remarks: Instantaneous bandwidths available for MERLIN observations are restricted to 16 MHz.
Observation Type: MERLIN continuum and spectral line synthesis mapping; VLBI; spectral line
Frequency band(s):
151 MHz
408 MHz
1350-1750 MHz
4600-5100 MHz

Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Knockin

Department of Radio Astronomy
NRAL Jodrell Bank
Macclesfield
Cheshire SK11 9Dl, England
Contact: R. J. Cohen
Location: Knockin, Shropshire, England
Latitude: 52° 47´ 23.9´´ N
Longitude: 2° 59´ 44.9´´ W
Altitude: 66 m
Telescope: Fully steerable paraboloid, az.-el. mounted
Diameter: 25 m
Area: 320 m2 at 0.65 eff.
Coverage: Full sky
Remarks: Instantaneous bandwidths available for MERLIN observations are restricted to 16 MHz.
Observation Type: MERLIN continuum and spectral line synthesis mapping; VLBI; spectral line
Frequency band(s):
151 MHz
408 MHz
1350-1750 MHz
4600-5100 MHz
21.0-24.0 GHz

Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Lovell Telescope

Department of Radio Astronomy
University of Manchester
Manchester, M13 9PL England
Contact: R. J. Cohen
Location: Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Latitude: 53° 14´ 10.5´´ N
Longitude: 2° 18´ 25.8´´ W
Altitude: 78 m
Telescope: Mk IA fully steerable paraboloid, az.-el. mounted
Diameter: 76 m
Area: 2990 m2 0.65 eff.
Height: 91 m
Coverage: Full sky
Observation Type: MERLIN continuum and spectral line synthesis mapping; VLBI; pulsars; spectral line; continuum
Frequency band(s):
151 MHz
240 MHz
327 MHz
408 MHz
610 MHz
930 MHz
966 MHz
1350-1750 MHz
2300 MHz
2700 MHz
4600-5000 MHz
5.863 GHz
6.0-6.7 GHz

Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Jodrell Bank (Mk II)

Department of Radio Astronomy
University of Manchester
Manchester, M13 9PL England
Contact: R. J. Cohen
Location: Jodrell Bank, Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
Latitude: 53° 14´ 1.2´´ N
Longitude: 2° 18´ 8.9´´ W
Telescope: Mk II fully steerable paraboloid, az.-el. mounted
Diameter: 38 x 25.9 m
Area: 500 m2 0.65 eff.
Coverage: Full sky
Observation Type: MERLIN continuum and spectral line synthesis mapping; VLBI; pulsars; spectral line; continuum
Frequency band(s):
151 MHz
240 MHz
327 MHz
408 MHz
610 MHz
930 MHz
966 MHz
1350-1750 MHz
2300 MHz
2700 MHz
4600-5000 MHz
21.0-24.0 GHz

Nuffield Radio Astronomy Laboratories, Pickmere

Department of Radio Astronomy
University of Manchester
Manchester, M13 9PL England
Sponsor: NRAL Jodrell Bank
Macclesfield
Cheshire SK11 9Dl, England
Contact: R. J. Cohen
Location: Pickmere, Cheshire, England
Latitude: 53° 17´ 18.4´´ N
Longitude: 2° 26´ 38.3´´ W
Altitude: 35 m
Telescope: Fully steerable paraboloid, az.-el. mounted
Diameter: 25 m
Area: 320 m2 at 0.65 eff.
Coverage: Full sky
Remarks: Instantaneous bandwidths available for MERLIN observations are restricted to 16 MHz.
Observation Type: MERLIN continuum and spectral line synthesis mapping; VLBI; spectral line
Frequency band(s):
151 MHz
408 MHz
1350-1750 MHz
4600-5100 MHz
21.0-24.0 GHz

URAN-1 Interferometer

Institute of Radio Astronomy
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
4, Krasnoznamennaya ul.
Kharkov, 310002, Ukraine
Contact: L. N. Litvinenko
Sponsor: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Reference: Braude, S. Ya., et al., Astrophys. Space Sci. 54, 3 (1978)
Latitude: 49° 39´
Longitude: -36° 21´
Altitude: 150 m
Telescope: Linear array, crossed dipoles
Observation Type: Interferometer with the UTR-2, base distance of 43 km
Frequency band(s):
10 MHz
12.6 MHz
14.7 MHz
16.7 MHz
20 MHz
25 MHz

URAN-3 Interferometer

Institute of Radio Astronomy
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
4, Krasnoznamennaya ul.
Kharkov, 310002, Ukraine
Contact:
Sponsor: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Reference:
Latitude:
Longitude:
Altitude:
Telescope:
Observation Type:
Frequency band(s):

URAN-4 Interferometer

Institute of Radio Astronomy
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
4, Krasnoznamennaya ul.
Kharkov, 310002, Ukraine
Contact:
Sponsor: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Reference:
Latitude:
Longitude:
Altitude:
Telescope:
Observation Type:
Frequency band(s):

UTR-2 Array

Institute of Radio Astronomy
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
4, Krasnoznamennaya ul.
Kharkov, 310002, Ukraine
Contact: L. N. Litvinenko
Sponsor: National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Reference: Braude, S. Ya., et al., Astrophys. Space Sci. 54, (1978)
Latitude: 49° 38´
Longitude: -36° 56´
Altitude: 150 m
Telescope: T-shaped array
Diameter: 1800 x 54 m north-south
900 x 54 m east-west
Area: 14.3 x 103 m2 at 10 MHz
14.2 x 103 m2 at 12.6 MHz
13.1 x 103 m2 at 14.7 MHz
12.3 x 103 m2 at 20 MHz
6.7 x 103 and 9.9 x 103 m2 at 25 MHz
Coverage: ±70° from zenith in both coordinates
Observation Type: (1) Systematic survey of discrete sources in the northern sky, (2) Search for recombination lines with large quantum numbers, (3) Pulsars, (4) Supernova remnants, (5) H II regions, (6) Fine structure of objects by scintillation method, (7) Jupiter, (8) VLBI, (9) The sun
Frequency band(s):
10.0 MHz
12.6 MHz
14.7 MHz
16.7 MHz
20 MHz
25 MHz

European Incoherent Scatter Facility (EISCAT) Scientific Association (32-m dishes)

EISCAT Headquarters
P.O. Box 812
S-98128 Kiruna, Sweden
Sponsor: CNRS (Fr.), SA (Fin.), MPG (W. Ger.), NAVF (Nor.), NFR (Sw.), SERC (U.K.)
Reference: Folkestad et al., Radio Science 18, 867-819 (1983)
Location: Kiruna, Sweden; Tromsö, Norway; and Sodankylä, Finland
Latitude: 67.87° N (Kir.)
69.57° N (Tro.)
67.36° N (Sod.)
Longitude: 20.44° E (Kir.)
19.23° E (Tro.)
26.63° E (Sod.)
Altitude: 418 m (Kir.)
86 m (Tro.)
198 m (Sod.)
Telescope: 4 parabolic dishes: transmitter-receiver at Tromsö, receivers at Kiruna and Sodankylä
Diameter: 32 m
Area: 520 m2
Height: 40 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 2°-90° el.
Observation Type: Incoherent scatter radar and radio astronomy
Frequency band(s):
933 MHz

European Incoherent Scatter Facility (EISCAT) Svalbard Radar

>EISCAT Headquarters
P.O. Box 812
S-98128 Kiruna, Sweden
Sponsor: CNRS (Fr.), SA (Fin.), MPG (W. Ger.), NAVF (Nor.), NFR (Sw.), SERC (U.K.)
Reference: Folkestad et al., Radio Science 18, 867-819 (1983)
Location: Longyearbyen, Svalbard
Observation Type: Incoherent scatter radar and radio astronomy
Frequency band(s):
933 MHz

European Incoherent Scatter Facility (EISCAT) Scientific Association (parabolic cylinders)

EISCAT Headquarters
P.O. Box 812
S-98128 Kiruna, Sweden
Sponsor: CNRS (Fr.), SA (Fin.), MPG (W. Ger.), NAVF (Nor.), NFR (Sw.), SERC (U.K.)
Reference: Folkestad et al., Radio Science 18, 867-819 (1983)
Location: Kiruna, Sweden
Latitude: 67.87° N
Longitude: 20.44° E
Altitude: 418 m
Telescope: 4 parabolic cylinders
Diameter: 40 x 120 m
Area: 3250 m2
Height: 40 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 60-150° el.
Observation Type: Incoherent scatter radar and radio astronomy
Frequency band(s):
224 MHz

Instituto de Radio Astronomia Millimetrica (IRAM)

300, rue de la Piscine, Domaine Universitaire
38406 St. Martin d'Heres, Cedex, France
Facility address is:
Avenida Divina Pastora 7
Nucleo Central
18012 Granada, Spain
Phone: (33) 76 42 33 83
Contact: D. Downes
Sponsor: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, and Max Planck Gesellschaft, Munich, and Instituto Geografico Nacional, Madrid
Reference: Baars, J. W. M., Hooghoudt, B. G., Mezger, P. G., de Jonge, M. J., Astron. Astrophys. 175, 319 (1987)
Location: Pico Veleta, Spain
Latitude: +37° 04´ 05.6´´ N
Longitude: 3° 23´ 58.1´´ W
Altitude: 2870 m
Telescope: Steerable paraboloid
Diameter: 30 m
Area: 707 m2 at 0.50 eff.
Height: 15 m
Coverage: 0°-360° az., 5°-90° el.
Remarks: Biannual scheduling; deadlines of February 7, September 7
Observation Type: Millimeter wavelength spectroscopy and photometry
Frequency band(s):
74-115 GHz
130-170 GHz
203-270 GHz
250 GHz
320-360 GHz

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