Photograph of CTIO GONG


The Global Oscillation Network Group (GONG) is a community-based program consisting of a six-station network of extremely sensitive, and stable velocity imagers located around the Earth to obtain nearly continuous observations of the Sun's "five-minute" oscillations, or pulsations.


For scientists: More details can be found on the science telescope page.



Name(s) CTIO GONG 
Status Operational
Broad Science Goals Study of solar internal structure and dynamics using helioseismology. 
Site Cerro Tololo, Chile 
Location Coordinates 30º 10’ 03.92’S
70º 48’ 19.84’W 
Altitude 2174 meters (7133 feet)
Enclosure Cargo container
Type Optical system
Optical Design Fourier Tachometer Instrument
Field of View 5 arcseconds
Diameter: Primary M1 2.8 cm
Material: Primary M1 N/A
Diameter: Secondary M2 N/A
Material: Secondary M2 N/A
Mount Automated, portable installation
First Light Date  
Adaptive Optics N/A
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