The LOFAR station FR606 is located at the Nançay Radio Observatory. It consists of two separate antenna arrays: the low band array (LBA, 96 dual polarisation antennas) and the high band array (HBA, 96 tiles of 16 dual-polarisation antennas). It is part of LOFAR (www.lofar.org), but it can also be used as a standalone instrument. Observations in “international mode” are handled by the International LOFAR Telescope (ILT) consortium. Observations in “stand-alone mode” are handled by a local committee.
|geographic longitude:||02° 11′ 33″|
|geographic latitude:||47° 22′ 32″|
|altitude above sea level:||136 m|
|low band array:||96 dual polarisation antennas|
|high band array:||96 tiles of 16 dual-polarisation antennas|
Available observing mode: array mode.
Frequencies used currently:
|Frequency band||Observing mode|
|10 – 90 MHz||low band|
|30 – 90 MHz||low band|
|110 – 190 MHz||high band|
|170 – 230 MHz||high band|
|210 – 270 MHz||high band|
Research programs: cosmic magnetism of the nearby universe, ultra high energy cosmic rays, epoch of deionisation, solar physics and space weather, deep extra galactic surveys, transients and pulsars.