LOFAR the Low Frequency Array is a next-generation electronically steered phased array radio telescope. LOFAR's capabilities are revolutionising the astronomical capabilities in the 10-240 MHz range. LOFAR, has been designed and constructed by ASTRON. Fourty LOFAR stations are placed in the Netherlands, as well as 5 stations in the Germany (3) and one each in France, Sweden and the UK.
LOFAR is jointly operated by the International LOFAR Telescope (ILT) foundation, as an observatory open to the astronomical community.
LOFAR entered its first operational cycle in December 2012, following a period of commissioning.
The following web pages describe the LOFAR's observing capabilities, major observing modes and analysis pipelines: