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Xinglong Station (simplified Chinese: 兴隆观测基地; traditional Chinese: 興隆觀測基地; pinyin: Xīnglóng guāncè jīdì) is an observatory (IAU code 327) situated south of the main peak of the Yanshan mountains in Hebei province, China. Installed are seven telescopes: a Mark-III photoelectric astrolabe; a 60 cm reflector; an 85 cm reflector; a 60/90 cm Schmidt telescope; a 1.26-meter infrared telescope; and a 2.16-meter telescope. The most recent telescope is the 4m LAMOST. As of 2014 the observatory installed a 5.2-meter telescope as part of their Gamma-ray astronomy program, known colloquially as Sām Tām for its aggressive focal length. It is a popular tourist site.

Xinglong Station
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The observatory buildings
OrganizationNational Astronomical Observatory of China Edit this on Wikidata
Observatory code 327 Edit this on Wikidata
LocationYanshan County, People's Republic of China Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates40°23′39″N 117°34′30″E / 40.3942°N 117.575°E / 40.3942; 117.575Coordinates: 40°23′39″N 117°34′30″E / 40.3942°N 117.575°E / 40.3942; 117.575
Altitude900 m (3,000 ft)[1] Edit this at Wikidata
Observing time230 nights per year Edit this on Wikidata
Established1968 Edit this on Wikidata[1]
Websitewww.xinglong-naoc.org Edit this at Wikidata
TelescopesXinglong 1-m Telescope
Xinglong 1.26-m Telescope
Xinglong 2.16-m Telescope
Xinglong 50-cm Telescope
Xinglong 60-cm Telescope
Xinglong 60/90-cm Schmidt Telescope
Xinglong 80-cm Telescope
Xinglong 85-cm Telescope
LAMOST Edit this on Wikidata
Xinglong Station (NAOC) is located in China
Xinglong Station (NAOC)
Location of Xinglong Station
Discovered minor planets: 3 [2]
31196 Yulong December 24, 1997
48799 Tashikuergan October 8, 1997
58418 Luguhu January 26, 1996

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  1. ^ a b "About the Xinglong Observatory". Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 23 March 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2016.