Learmonth Solar Observatory is jointly operated by IPS Radio and Space Services and the US Air Force. The observatory is the site of one of six solar velocity imagers in the world-wide GONG (Global Oscillation Network Group) network operated by NSO (US National Solar Observatory).
Observing instrumentation includes:
- a Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG) instrument which provides data for helioseismological studies of the interior of the Sun
- an optical telescope to monitor sunspots and solar activity
- a radio telescope with three parabolic dish antennae to monitor solar radio flux on 8 discrete frequencies in the range 245-15400 MHz
- a solar radio spectrograph which sweeps through a frequency range of 25-180 MHz every three seconds, used to monitor solar radio bursts
See the Introduction to Learmonth brochure (3 MB PDF).