Nançay FR606

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 (, 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.