Nançay Radio Astronomy Observatory

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The radio astronomy station of Paris Observatory, founded in 1953, 200 km south of Paris. Its main instrument is the Nançay Radio Telescope, opened in 1965, which consists of a fixed antenna 300 m long and 35 m high, shaped like a portion of a sphere, into which radio waves are reflected by a tiltable flat antenna 200 m long and 40 m wide. A radioheliograph, opened in 1982, consists of a T-shaped array with arms 3.2 and 1.25 km long. A Decametric Array was constructed in 1975–8 for detecting radio bursts from Jupiter and the Sun.

http://www.obs-nancay.fr/ Official observatory website.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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