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Flarestar Observatory (obs. code: 171) is an astronomical observatory owned and operated and managed by astronomer and AAVSO-member Stephen M. Brincat. It is located near San Ġwann on the island country of Malta.

Flarestar Observatory
Observatory code 171 Edit this on Wikidata
Location San Gwann, Malta
Coordinates 35°54′40″N 14°28′15″E / 35.9111°N 14.4708°E / 35.9111; 14.4708Coordinates: 35°54′40″N 14°28′15″E / 35.9111°N 14.4708°E / 35.9111; 14.4708
Altitude 126 m[1]
Established 1999
Meade SSC-10 0.25-m Schmidt-Cassegrain[2]
Flarestar Observatory is located in Malta
Flarestar Observatory
Location of Flarestar Observatory

The observatory's principal instrument is a Meade 0.25-meter aperture Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope (SCT), which is routinely employed for photometric observations of asteroids and monitoring variable stars.


  1. ^ Flarestar Observatory
  2. ^ Observatory - Flarestar Observatory official page