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Pico dos Dias Observatory

The Pico dos Dias Observatory (Portuguese: Observatório Pico dos Dias - OPD) is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by the National Astrophysical Laboratory of Brazil (Portuguese: Laboratório Nacional de Astrofísica - LNA). It is located in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais 37 kilometers (23 mi) from the city of Itajubá.

Pico dos Dias Observatory
Cupula LNA 1.6m.jpg
The 1.6m telescope
OrganizationNational Astrophysical Laboratory of Brazil Edit this on Wikidata
Observatory code 874 Edit this on Wikidata
LocationMinas Gerais, Brasópolis, Brazil Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates22°32′04″S 45°34′57″W / 22.5344°S 45.5825°W / -22.5344; -45.5825Coordinates: 22°32′04″S 45°34′57″W / 22.5344°S 45.5825°W / -22.5344; -45.5825
Altitude1,864 m (6,115 ft) Edit this at Wikidata Edit this at Wikidata
Telescopes0.6m Boller & Chivens
0.6m Zeiss Jena
1.6m Perkin-Elmer Edit this on Wikidata
Pico dos Dias Observatory is located in Brazil
Pico dos Dias Observatory
Location of Pico dos Dias Observatory
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In April 2017, Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, opened the first Automated Warning System on Hazardous Situations in Outer Space (ASPOS OKP) at Pico dos Dias. There will be another three stations in the system.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b c "LNA - Telescopes". Laboratório Nacional de Astrofísica. Retrieved 2012-01-19.
  2. ^ [ Russia Opens 1st Ground Station to Monitor Orbital Debris in Brazil], Sputnik News, 2017-04-06
  3. ^ Russia Opens 1st Ground Station to Monitor Orbital Debris in Brazil,, 2017-04-06