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IMSNG Facilities



  There are several 1m class telescope facilities around the world being used to monitor target galaxies.


  A new 1m telescope has been installed at Seoul National University Observatory. It is now under testing runs, and should be ready for science images very soon.


  Sobaeksan Optical Astronomy Observatory




  SOAO 0.61m telescope


Sobaeksan Optical Astronomy Observatory is located on top of Mt. Sobaek, operated by KASI.

Please refer to for more information.



  Dukheung Astronomy Observatory


Dukheung Astronomy Observatory, (덕흥천문대, DHAO) hosts a 1m telescope. It is run by National Youth Space Center (국립청소년우주센터,



  Mt.Lemmon Optical Astronomy Observatory




  Mt. Lemmon Optical Astronomy Observatory is located at Mt. Lemmon, Arizona, USA.

It is part of Mt.Lemmon Sky Center( It hosts a 40 inch telescope, and is run by Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute(KASI,



  McDonald Observatory




  McDonald Observatory is located at Fort Davis, Texas, USA. The 30inch Telescope is used by IMSNG team remotely from Seoul campus. The 84inch Otto Sturve Telescope is also used from IMSNG project from time to time.



  Lee Sang Gak Telescope


  Lee Sang Gak Telescope is loacated at Siding Spring Observatory at Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia. The 0.43m telescope is named after the benefactor, Professor Lee Sang Gak at SNU. It is remotely operated from SNU campus.



  Maidanak Observatory



   Maidanak Observatory is located at Maydanak, Uzbekistan. It is run by Ulugh Beg Astronomical Institute (UBAI), Uzbekistan Academy of Sciences( The 1.5m telescope uses SNUCAM instrument  developed by CEOU.


  For information on the scheduled observations of IMSNG telescopes, please refer to Observations.



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