Definitions and Requirements for ABC Observatories



Super Observatory (SO)

Perform a required set of core measurements

Adhere to standardized protocols

Extended measurements (detailed chemistry, size distributions, etc.)

Utilize the most advanced instrumentation and techniques (Mandatory Instruments)

The facility is available for the hosting of other scientists

Permanent facility with sufficient space and infrastructure for ABC campaigns

Serves as a training facility


Main Observatory (MO)

Perform a required set of core measurements. (Mandatory Instruments)

Adhere to standardized protocols.


Auxiliary (Complementary) Observatory (AO)

Complement the measurements of other observatories


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