Astronomy

1. Solar Radio Station

a) CALLISTO (Compound Astronomical Low Cost Low Frequency for Spectroscopy Observatory)

  • Malaysia also has CALLISTO which is a receiver instrumentation that can detect solar signals especially solar burst between 45 and 870 MHz. CALLISTO has been installed on 20 to 22 February 2012, where it is one of a series of worldwide radio spectrometer designed to observe the Sun for 24 hours throughout the year.
  • MYSA offers CALLISTO’s data at the Space Technology Complex, Banting to all researchers for their research purposes.
  • The main applications are observation of solar radio bursts and radio frequency interferences (RFI) monitoring for astronomical science, education and outreach.
CALLISTO Antenna

b) Radio Telescope 20MHz, 408MHz and 1420MHz

  • Radio telescope operates in 20MHz, 408MHZ and 1420MHz
  • The main applications are observation of solar radio bursts

 
 
Radio Telescope 20MHz
Radio Telescope 408MHz
Radio Telescope 1420MHz

2. Optical Astronomy Observation Facility (Langkawi National Observatory – LNO)

Introduction

The Langkawi National Observatory (LNO) was completed in 2007. The purpose of its development is to foster the country’s R&D capabilities in space science as well as to increase the interest of young people to pioneer new science and technology in the long run as well as to raise the spirit of unity always striving for excellence in astronomy.

Function of LNO

The main role of function of LNO is to equip the nation with a research grade facility for optical astronomical research in Malaysia. Researchers and students pursuing research in this area are invited to use the facilities.

LNO Services

LNO offers research and development opportunities and services in the areas below:

  • Astrometry, photometry and spectroscopy for stellar and solar.
  • Data and observation images for both stellar and solar.
  • Training in equipment and instrument handling and practical observation.
  • Instrumentation testing.
  • Instrument and equipment hosting (related to space science).
  • Cooperation in programs.
  • Online and remote observation.

LNO also offers education and awareness activities based on our schedule.

 

LNO’S INSTRUMENTATION

INSTRUMENTASI

INSTRUMENT

OBJEK SAMAWI

STELLAR

MATAHARI

SOLAR

PENJEJAKKAN OBJEK JAUH

NEAR EARTH OBJECT

TELESCOPE

TELESKOP

RCOS 20”

  • TMB152 dan Penuras                Cahaya Nampak (Whitelight)

  • Lunt LS60T-Ha

  • Lunt LS152T-Ha

  • Skywatcher Pro 80ED dan          penuras CaK

  • Takahashi FSQ-106 untuk          pencerapan secara visual

  • RiFast 500

  • Skywatcher BKED 120

KUBAH

DOME

5m ObservaDOME

Automa Dome 10ft DDW

Astrohaven 12ft Clamshell

LEKAPAN

MOUNT

Paramount ME

Paramount ME

Paramount ME2

KAMERA

CAMERA

  • SBIG STL1001E

  • SBIG 11000

  • ST7XME

  • Skynyx Video Camera

  • SBIG

  • STL4020

  • Skynyx Video Camera

FLI ML4240 MB

SPEKTOGRAF

SPECTOGRAPH

SBIG SGS

SBIG SGS

PENURAS

FILTERS

  • UBVRI

  • LRGB

  • Continuum (White Light)

  • Hydrogen Alpha

  • Calcium K-Line

  • UBVRI

  • LRGB

Stellar ObservatorySolar ObservatoryNear Earth Object Observatoryastrono

Stellar Observatory
Solar Observatory
Near Earth Observatoryastrono