|Altitude||3,571 m (11,716 ft)|
The Sphinx Observatory is an astronomical observatory located on Jungfraujoch in Switzerland. The mountain top has been tunneled to fit an elevator which ascends to the observatory from the Jungfraujoch train station, the highest such rail station in Europe, and a nearby Ice Palace. Adjacent to the observatory is an open viewing deck accessible to the public. The deck offers views of the Jungfrau, Monch, and Eiger peaks, all within a few kilometres.
As of 2012, the Sphinx, at 3,571 m (11,716 ft) above Mean Sea Level, is the 14th highest permanent land-based observatory in the world.
- "The observation instrument in the astronomical dome is a 76 cm telescope with Cassegrain and Coudé focus", Bern, Switzerland: International Foundation High Altitude Research Stations.
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