Bernard Lyot Telescope

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Bernard Lyot Telescope
Télescope Bernard Lyot (Pic du Midi Observatory) at sunrise.jpg
Bernard Lyot at sunrise
Location(s)France Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates42°54′47″N 0°11′48″W / 42.9131°N 0.1967°W / 42.9131; -0.1967Coordinates: 42°54′47″N 0°11′48″W / 42.9131°N 0.1967°W / 42.9131; -0.1967 Edit this at Wikidata
Altitude2,877 m (9,439 ft) Edit this at Wikidata
Telescope styleoptical telescope Edit this on Wikidata
Diameter2 m (6 ft 7 in) Edit this at Wikidata
Websitewww.tbl.obs-mip.fr Edit this at Wikidata
Bernard Lyot Telescope is located in France
Bernard Lyot Telescope
Location of Bernard Lyot Telescope
Underneath mirror inside
Pic du Midi de Bigorre Observatory, with the Bernard Lyot on the far left

The Bernard Lyot Telescope (Téléscope Bernard Lyot, or TBL) is a 2 m Cassegrain telescope operating in the visible domain, since 1980. It is located at 2877 m elevation on the Pic du Midi in the French Pyrenees. Since 2007, the Bernard Lyot Telescope is housing an echelle spectropolarimeter NARVAL, allowing astronomers to probe stellar magnetic fields to an exquisite sensitivity.

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