The Baikal Astrophysical Observatory (BAO)

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The Baikal Astrophysical Observatory (BAO) is located on the outskirts of the settlement of Listvyanka on the south shore of Lake Baikal, 70 km far from Irkutsk. BAO is noted for its remarkable astroclimatic regime due to the stabilising effect of big water area and local anticyclon on air.

Main objectives:

  • Observations of the thin structure of active solar events
  • Registration of solar flares and other non-stationary phenomena in the solar atmosphere

Tools:

Large Solar Vacuum Telescope (LSVT)

H-Alpha Telescope for the Full Solar Disc

Ca II K Telescope for the Full Solar Disc

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