V. P. Engel'gardt Astronomical Observatory
The V. P. Engel'gardt Astronomical Observatory (Russian: Астрономическая обсерватория им. В. П. Энгельгардта), also known simply as the Engelhardt Observatory, is located 20 kilometers west of Kazan, Russia. Its observatory code is 136. The co-ordinates are about .
|Alternative names||Engelhardt Observatory|
|Named after||Vasily Engelhardt|
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The observatory's Zelenchukskaya Station, observatory code 114, abbreviated as "Zelenchukskaya Stn" by the IAU/MPC, is located at 2,047 metres (6,716 ft) altitude near Zelenchukskaya in the North Caucasus region of the Caucasus Mountains, using a 0.3-meter f/7.7 reflector.
The Station is known for it numerous cometary observations (see external links) and discoveries of minor planets by Russian amateur astronomer Timur Valer'evič Krjačko. In addition, the MPC directly credits the Zelenchukskaya Station for the discovery of 6 minor planets in 2008 (see list), which includes 212929 Satovski, a main-belt asteroid named after Boris Ivanovich Satovski (1908–1982), a laureate of the USSR State Prize.
Note, the Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Science (115) with its Large Altazimuth Telescope is also located near Zelenchukskaya.
List of discovered minor planetsEdit
|212924 Yurishevchuk||6 January 2008||list|
|212929 Satovski||15 January 2008||list|
|325369 Shishilov||29 August 2008||list|
|360072 Alcimedon||2 September 2008||list|
|361764 Antonbuslov||6 January 2008||list|
|381458 Moiseenko||2 September 2008||list|
- "List of Observatory Codes". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
- "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 18 November 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
- "The most prolific asteroid observation observatories in 2015". CoLiTec – Collection Light Technology. 18 November 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
- "212929 Satovski (2008 AD112)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
- Comet Observations (114 Engelhardt Observatory, Zelenchukskaya Station), database search at SAO/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)
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