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The Observatory of Saint-Veran (French: Observatoire de Saint-Véran) is a French astronomical observatory located on the Pic de Château Renard in the municipality of Saint-Véran in the department of Hautes-Alpes in the French Alpes. At 2,930 meter altitude, it is one of the highest observatories in Europe next to the Sphinx Observatory. The Facility is managed by the French amateur astronomy association "AstroQueyras".[2]

Observatory of Saint-Veran
Alternative namesObservatoire de Saint-Veran Edit this at Wikidata
OrganizationAstroqueyras
Observatory code615
LocationSaint-Véran, France
Coordinates44°41′56″N 6°54′30″E / 44.69889°N 6.90833°E / 44.69889; 6.90833Coordinates: 44°41′56″N 6°54′30″E / 44.69889°N 6.90833°E / 44.69889; 6.90833
Altitude2,930 metres (9,610 ft)
Established1974 (1974)
Websitewww.astroqueyras.com
Telescopes
Telescope62 cm Cassegrain telescope
Observatory of Saint-Veran is located in France
Observatory of Saint-Veran
Location of Observatory of Saint-Veran
Minor planets discovered: 40 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

The observatory was built in 1974 as a branch of the Paris Observatory. In 1990 amateur astronomers were granted use of its 62 cm Cassegrain telescope.

The main-belt asteroid 48159 Saint-Véran was discovered at and named for the observatory and its hosting village.[3] Presumably, it was the first discovery made at the observatory on 16 April 2001, synchronous with 264476 Aepic.

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List of discovered minor planetsEdit

The Minor Planet Center credits the observatory with the discovery of the following asteroids between 2001 and 2005:

48159 Saint-Véran 16 April 2001 list
72819 Brunet 18 April 2001 list
77441 Jouve 18 April 2001 list
108140 Alir 16 April 2001 list
124104 Balcony 17 April 2001 list
128633 Queyras 8 September 2004 list
145445 Le Floch 2 September 2005 list
149865 Michelhernandez 29 August 2005 list
(152071) 2004 RW7 6 September 2004 list
156879 Eloïs 4 March 2003 list
156880 Bernardtregon 4 March 2003 list
158657 Célian 4 March 2003 list
178830 Anne-Véronique 18 April 2001 list
(181108) 2005 QS76 28 August 2005 list
182262 Solène 17 April 2001 list
(184610) 2005 RN 1 September 2005 list
(186946) 2004 RB12 7 September 2004 list
(197869) 2004 RZ7 6 September 2004 list
(202010) 2004 RE12 8 September 2004 list
211473 Herin 4 March 2003 list
(221044) 2005 QT88 29 August 2005 list
(232409) 2003 EU1 4 March 2003 list
(235014) 2003 ES4 4 March 2003 list
(240285) 2003 ET1 4 March 2003 list
(247709) 2003 EV1 4 March 2003 list
264476 Aepic 16 April 2001 list
(268298) 2005 QW88 30 August 2005 list
(277204) 2005 QV88 30 August 2005 list
(288711) 2004 RG12 8 September 2004 list
(299312) 2005 QN84 30 August 2005 list
(303781) 2005 RP 1 September 2005 list
(308352) 2005 QO75 28 August 2005 list
(312731) 2010 SS9 8 September 2004 list
(323507) 2004 RZ11 7 September 2004 list
(334698) 2003 EZ4 7 March 2003 list
(354515) 2004 RX7 6 September 2004 list
(366842) 2005 QH75 28 August 2005 list
(385637) 2005 QQ88 29 August 2005 list
(461381) 2001 HS 17 April 2001 list
(481006) 2004 RV7 6 September 2004 list

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Observatoire Associatif de haute altitude". AstroQueyras. Retrieved 3 February 2017.
  3. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2006). "(48159) Saint-Véran [2.68, 0.03, 4.1]". Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (48159) Saint-Véran, Addendum to Fifth Edition: 2003–2005. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 212. doi:10.1007/978-3-540-34361-5_2509. ISBN 978-3-540-34361-5.

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