Bagnoud Observatory

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Bagnoud Observatory
Alternative namesFrançois-Xavier Bagnoud Observatory Edit this at Wikidata
Observatory code 175 Edit this on Wikidata
LocationSaint-Luc, Canton of Valais, Switzerland Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates46°13′42″N 7°36′45″E / 46.22832°N 7.61263°E / 46.22832; 7.61263Coordinates: 46°13′42″N 7°36′45″E / 46.22832°N 7.61263°E / 46.22832; 7.61263
Altitude2,200 m (7,200 ft) Edit this at Wikidata Edit this at Wikidata
Bagnoud Observatory is located in Switzerland
Bagnoud Observatory
Location of Bagnoud Observatory

François-Xavier Bagnoud Observatory (Observatoire François-Xavier Bagnoud) is an astronomical observatory. It is a non-profit organisation[1] funded by Association François-Xavier Bagnoud,[2] it is located above the village of Saint-Luc, Switzerland, close to the top of the funicular,[3] at a height of 2,200 m (7,200 ft).[4]

It has 60 cm (24 in) and 15 cm (5.9 in) telescopes, as well as a heliostat,[3] a weather station,[5] a planetarium[3] and a planet trail between the observatory and the funicular.[6]


  1. ^ "Qui sommes-nous? « OFXB". (in French). Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  2. ^ Simons, Marlise (1 September 1995). "St.-Luc Journal; High in the Alps, Brushing the Sky, a Gift of Stars". The New York Times.
  3. ^ a b c "Val d'Anniviers- The François-Xavier Bagnoud Observatory- Saint Luc Valais Switzerland". Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Localisation « OFXB". (in French). Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  5. ^ "St. Luc (VS),Switzerland Weather". Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Descriptif du Sentier des Planètes « OFXB". (in French). Retrieved 30 September 2017.