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Observatory Haute Provence Telescope T193 and SOPHIE Spectrograph (SOPHIE)
Hosting Legal Entity
Self-standing RI
Legal Status
Research organisation
UMS Pythéas - CNRS - AMU, Observatoire de hante-Provence, Saint-Michel-l'Observatoire, PO: 04870, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (France)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 1937
Scientific Description
The Observatoire de Haute-Provence is a covering astronomy, astrophysics, ecology and atmospheric measurements. The site hosts several instruments including a 193 cm telescope that enabled the discovery of the first exoplanet.The site also hosts a geophysics station about detection of atmospheric composition changes with LIDARs, spectrometers and weather baloons.The ICOS tower (height : 100 m) allows continuous measurements of greenhouse gases on the OHP site.Studies of the local pubescent oaks and evolution of biodiversity under global changes are also carried out.

RI Keywords
Atmospheric measurements, Optical astronomy, Spectrograph
RI Category
Atmospheric Measurement Facilities
Scientific Domain
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
ESFRI Domain
Physical Sciences and Engineering
Observation time

PIs working in a French institute must submit their applications to the National Programs using the software NorthStar. Applicants (PIs) not working in a French institute and who are eligible for OPTICON must submit their applications to the OPTICON Program.

telescopes for optical astronomy

1m93, 1m52, 1m20 and 80cm telescopes are available. Using NorthStar or OPTICON programs is only mandatory for the 1m93 telesccope. Proposals for the other telescopes can be directly sent to .

Access Type
Physical, Remote
Access Mode
Market Driven, Excellence Driven
Date of last update: 22/02/2019
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