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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 55°50′23″N 48°48′45″E / 55.83972°N 48.81250°E / 55.83972; 48.81250.[1]

V. P. Engel'gardt Astronomical Observatory
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Alternative namesEngelhardt Observatory Edit this at Wikidata
Named afterVasily Engelhardt Edit this on Wikidata
Observatory code 136 Edit this on Wikidata
LocationTatarstan, Russia Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates55°50′23″N 48°48′45″E / 55.839722°N 48.8125°E / 55.839722; 48.8125Coordinates: 55°50′23″N 48°48′45″E / 55.839722°N 48.8125°E / 55.839722; 48.8125
V. P. Engel'gardt Astronomical Observatory is located in Russia
V. P. Engel'gardt Astronomical Observatory
Location of V. P. Engel'gardt Astronomical Observatory
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Zelenchukskaya StationEdit

Minor planets discovered: 6 [2]
see § List of discovered minor planets

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.[1][3]

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),[2] which includes 212929 Satovski, a main-belt asteroid named after Boris Ivanovich Satovski (1908–1982), a laureate of the USSR State Prize.[4]

Note, the Special Astrophysical Observatory of the Russian Academy of Science (115) with its Large Altazimuth Telescope is also located near Zelenchukskaya.[1]

The Engelhardt Observatory (136) and the north Caucasian Zelenchukskaya Station (114) of Kazan University Observatory

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "List of Observatory Codes". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 1 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 18 November 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  3. ^ "The most prolific asteroid observation observatories in 2015". CoLiTec – Collection Light Technology. 18 November 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
  4. ^ "212929 Satovski (2008 AD112)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 14 March 2016.

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