Location: Bigorre, France
Owner: French Research Institute for Development
The solar observations performed at the Observatoire du Pic du Midi are done with two different telescopes, the Lunette Jean Rösch and the CLIMSO coronograph, located on the eastern part of the peak. They are operated by Université de Toulouse.
The Lunette Jean Rösch is used to study the dynamics of the solar surface and the magnetic field by means of a large-field camera (4000 x 4000 pixels) and a spectropolarimeter. The coronograph is used to study various dynamic phenomena in the solar atmosphere. Both instruments allow to have a global comprehension of the solar activity.