International Center for Astronomical, Medical and Ecological Research

The low atmospheric water vapor content and the high atmospheric transparency in the UV- and IR-range allow to infer that the Terskol Peak is one of the best observational sites in Europe. The mean seeing in this site is about 1 arcsec. The average number of clear night hours is about 1000.

Telescopes & Equipment
 2m RCC Telescope produced by Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH (Germany)
 Large Horizontal Solar Telescope  
 Zeiss-600 Telescope
 MAtrix Echelle SpecTROgraph
 Multi Mode Cassegrain
 Terskol Ultra Violet Echelle Spectrometer
Some of the observatory activities
 Spectral investigations of interstellar clouds, solar analogs, X-ray binary stars, etc.
 Orbit calculation and monitoring of geosynchronous satellites
 Simultaneous observations with the Synchronous Network of Optical Telescopes to study microvariability of stars
  Study of gas and dust in comets
 Atmospheric studies