Solar Observatory Tower Meudon

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Solar Observatory Tower Meudon
Solar Observatory Tower Meudon Spectrograph.jpeg
Solar Observatory Tower Meudon
Location Meudon
Coordinates 48°48′16″N 2°13′38″E / 48.80444°N 2.22722°E / 48.80444; 2.22722
Established 1964

Solar Observatory Tower Meudon is a 36.47 metre tall tower built of reinforced concrete on the area of Meudon Observatory in Meudon, France, which has in its interior a spectrograph for examination of the sun. Solar Observatory Tower Meudon was built in 1964-65, and is a solar tower, a type of solar telescope. It has a shaft diameter of 6.6 metres. In a height of 30.57 metres it has an observatory floor with 18.4 metre diameter. The shaft of the tower consists of two concrete tubes which are separated by a 10 centimetre wide air spelt, in order to avoid wind induced vibrations.

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  • Turmbauwerke, Bauverlag GmbH, Wiesbaden (Deutschland), 1966

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