Črni Vrh Observatory

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Minor planets discovered: 171
9674 Slovenija August 23, 1998
15071 Hallerstein January 24, 1999
(16084) 1999 TY18 October 12, 1999
(16141) 1999 XT127 December 7, 1999
(18154) 2000 PA August 1, 2000
(19016) 2000 RY78 September 11, 2000
(19612) 1999 OO July 17, 1999
(19633) 1999 RX42 September 13, 1999
(19781) 2000 QK68 August 26, 2000
(21693) 1999 RT44 September 14, 1999
(22030) 1999 XU127 December 7, 1999
(22108) 2000 PD August 1, 2000
(24197) 1999 XP37 December 7, 1999
(24322) 2000 AM43 January 4, 2000
(25317) 1999 BL12 January 24, 1999
(27174) 1999 BB2 January 19, 1999
(27561) 2000 KJ1 May 24, 2000
(29740) 1999 BS9 January 19, 1999
(29742) 1999 BQ12 January 24, 1999
(30382) 2000 JB81 May 15, 2000
(30383) 2000 KZ1 May 26, 2000
(30420) 2000 LD1 June 1, 2000
(32083) 2000 KO May 24, 2000
(32199) 2000 ON2 July 27, 2000
(32291) 2000 QP8 August 24, 2000
(32292) 2000 QR8 August 24, 2000
(32293) 2000 QT8 August 24, 2000
(33752) 1999 RM36 September 12, 1999
(33753) 1999 RW42 September 13, 1999
(33915) 2000 LA15 June 5, 2000
(34006) 2000 OQ9 July 31, 2000
(34078) 2000 PF August 1, 2000
(34087) 2000 PA7 August 1, 2000
(34437) 2000 SF43 September 26, 2000
(34607) 2000 UD3 October 24, 2000
(36357) 2000 OQ2 July 28, 2000
(36459) 2000 QU8 August 24, 2000
(36460) 2000 QA9 August 25, 2000
(36461) 2000 QC9 August 25, 2000
(36798) 2000 SA43 September 25, 2000
(36799) 2000 SG43 September 26, 2000
(38841) 2000 SH43 September 26, 2000
(40446) 1999 RN36 September 12, 1999
(40466) 1999 RU44 September 14, 1999
(40761) 1999 TT13 October 11, 1999
(40770) 1999 TV18 October 11, 1999
(42186) 2001 CH32 February 11, 2001
(43191) 1999 YM5 December 29, 1999
(44724) 1999 TU13 October 11, 1999
(45028) 1999 WD9 November 28, 1999
(45590) 2000 CU101 February 14, 2000
(45602) 2000 DX17 February 28, 2000
(46016) 2001 CP41 February 15, 2001
(46018) 2001 DX6 February 16, 2001
(46021) 2001 DZ14 February 17, 2001
(47101) 1999 BP12 January 24, 1999
(48018) 2001 CB36 February 15, 2001
(48020) 2001 DC February 16, 2001
(49475) 1999 BH3 January 19, 1999
(49679) 1999 TZ7 October 6, 1999
(51625) 2001 HX37 April 29, 2001
(54321) 2000 JA81 May 15, 2000
(54468) 2000 OA7 July 29, 2000
(54469) 2000 OM8 July 30, 2000
(54687) 2001 DC15 February 17, 2001
(56297) 1999 RT42 September 12, 1999
(56677) 2000 LG1 June 1, 2000
(56690) 2000 LZ14 June 5, 2000
(56746) 2000 OO2 July 27, 2000
(61060) 2000 LH1 June 2, 2000
(62028) 2000 RE53 September 1, 2000
(62072) 2000 RD78 September 9, 2000
(62073) 2000 RX78 September 10, 2000
(62747) 2000 UB3 October 24, 2000
(63375) 2001 HY37 April 29, 2001
(63376) 2001 HA38 April 29, 2001
66667 Kambič October 8, 1999
(67547) 2000 SE43 September 26, 2000
(68726) 2002 EZ5 March 12, 2002
(70218) 1999 RY42 September 13, 1999
(70443) 1999 TV9 October 7, 1999
(70445) 1999 TR13 October 11, 1999
(71002) 1999 XO37 December 7, 1999
(72420) 2001 CY35 February 14, 2001
(72429) 2001 CN41 February 15, 2001
(72445) 2001 DD February 16, 2001
(74432) 1999 BM12 January 24, 1999
(74628) 1999 RV42 September 12, 1999
(74821) 1999 TP13 October 10, 1999
(76770) 2000 KZ43 May 26, 2000
(77043) 2001 CQ41 February 15, 2001
(77050) 2001 DB February 16, 2001
(78901) 2003 ST66 September 19, 2003
(80597) 2000 AD147 January 6, 2000
(81870) 2000 LB1 June 1, 2000
(81907) 2000 NR2 July 5, 2000
(84356) 2002 TG82 October 1, 2002
(84357) 2002 TH82 October 1, 2002
(84962) 2003 YM9 December 17, 2003
(84987) 2003 YK83 December 18, 2003
(85000) 2003 YA125 December 27, 2003
(86051) 1999 QB2 August 22, 1999
(86208) 1999 TD16 October 11, 1999
(87089) 2000 LF1 June 1, 2000
(87169) 2000 OP2 July 27, 2000
(87178) 2000 OZ6 July 28, 2000
(87318) 2000 QS8 August 24, 2000
(87319) 2000 QD9 August 25, 2000
(87646) 2000 RB78 September 8, 2000
(87718) 2000 SY42 September 25, 2000
(91599) 1999 TQ13 October 10, 1999
(92441) 2000 KY1 May 26, 2000
(92996) 2000 RE78 September 9, 2000
(96878) 1999 TE16 October 11, 1999
(97854) 2000 QZ8 August 25, 2000
(97941) 2000 QW117 August 29, 2000
(98138) 2000 SW42 September 25, 2000
(98397) 2000 UC3 October 24, 2000
(98954) 2001 CJ32 February 12, 2001
(98973) 2001 DB15 February 17, 2001
(99151) 2001 FP128 March 23, 2001
(99192) 2001 GD4 April 14, 2001
(102222) 1999 TA12 October 8, 1999
(102232) 1999 TX18 October 12, 1999
(103290) 2000 AN43 January 5, 2000
(105092) 2000 LC1 June 1, 2000
(105093) 2000 LE1 June 1, 2000
(106544) 2000 WJ68 November 27, 2000
(106874) 2000 YD33 December 23, 2000
(107290) 2001 CA February 1, 2001
(107385) 2001 CL41 February 15, 2001
(107408) 2001 DZ6 February 16, 2001
(107409) 2001 DS7 February 16, 2001
(107410) 2001 DV7 February 17, 2001
(107433) 2001 DW14 February 16, 2001
(107434) 2001 DA15 February 17, 2001
(107514) 2001 DW53 February 20, 2001
(108229) 2001 HW37 April 29, 2001
(108250) 2001 HH46 April 17, 2001
(109564) 2001 QP264 August 26, 2001
(111565) 2002 AP4 January 8, 2002
(111829) 2002 EA6 March 12, 2002
(115055) 2003 RU6 September 3, 2003
(115350) 2003 SW234 September 25, 2003
(115450) 2003 TK10 October 15, 2003
(115517) 2003 UL37 October 16, 2003
(115518) 2003 UM37 October 16, 2003
(115519) 2003 UN37 October 16, 2003
(115520) 2003 UO37 October 17, 2003
(115554) 2003 UL74 October 16, 2003
(116256) 2003 YF27 December 16, 2003
(117407) 2005 AD11 January 1, 2005
(122163) 2000 KA2 May 27, 2000
(122193) 2000 LJ1 June 2, 2000
(122210) 2000 NL3 July 7, 2000
(122274) 2000 PH3 August 1, 2000
(122309) 2000 QV8 August 24, 2000
(122726) 2000 SB43 September 26, 2000
(122727) 2000 SD43 September 26, 2000
(122728) 2000 SJ43 September 26, 2000
(123086) 2000 SH321 September 28, 2000
(123864) 2001 DV6 February 16, 2001
(126439) 2002 CP12 February 4, 2002
(126781) 2002 EA11 March 13, 2002
(130491) 2000 QT117 August 29, 2000
(130624) 2000 SC43 September 26, 2000
(131180) 2001 CR41 February 15, 2001
(133354) 2003 SX124 September 18, 2003
(133360) 2003 SH129 September 20, 2003
(133570) 2003 UK37 October 16, 2003
(133838) 2003 YH27 December 16, 2003

The Črni Vrh Observatory (Observatorij Črni Vrh, IAU code 106) is located in Western Slovenia, close to the settlement Črni Vrh, near the town of Idrija. The current observatory was built in 1985, and is at an altitude of 730 metres. Much of the construction was done by volunteers.

Regular astronomical observations started in 1975, at a small observatory that was equipped with home-made instruments and was set up 4 km from the present site. At that time first images of Comet West were taken. The site is well above the inversion border much of winter, which enables undisturbed observations on many successive clear nights.

The observatory runs a Comet and Asteroid Search Program named PIKA after a Slovene acronym. Since March 2003, the program is being operated on a new 60-cm, f/3.3 Cichocki telescope equipped with a Finger Lake 1k x 1k CCD detector. Telescope project funding has been covered in part by the Planetary Society Shoemaker Grant 2000 and 2010. The recent grant was for the purchase of a deep-cooling Apogee Alta U9000 CCD camera that will increase sensitivity of the imaging system, enabling discoveries of even fainter objects. The new camera has been in operation since October 2011. Members of the Department of Physics, Astronomical Observatory, of the University of Ljubljana, used the site for observations with their 36-cm S-C telescope during the period 1994-2009.

On 18 August 2008, the amateur astronomer Stanislav Matičič discovered the comet C/2008 Q1 (Matičič), the first comet discovered in this observatory and in Slovenia. On 16 April 2010, the student Jan Vales discovered the periodic comet designated P/2010 H2 (Vales) in a strong outburst. The Catalina Sky Survey researchers scanned the same region of the sky only 15 hours earlier and missed it. [1][2]

Telescopes[edit]

Observing team[edit]

Discoveries[edit]

Selected asteroids[edit]

Name Provisional
designation
Date of discovery Discoverer Origin of name Date of designation
MPC circular
9674 Slovenija 1998 QU15 August 23, 1998   Slovenija February 2, 1999
33796
14966 Jurijvega 1997 OU2 July 30, 1997 Herman Mikuž Jurij Vega May 9, 2001
42674
15071 Hallerstein 1999 BN12 January 24, 1999   Ferdinand Avguštin Hallerstein August 6, 2003
49280
19618 Maša 1997 PN3 August 11, 1999 Jure Skvarč   July 5, 2001
43047
18845 Cichocki 1999 RY27 September 7, 1999 Herman Mikuž Bruno Chichocki September 18, 2005
54827
66667 Kambič 1999 TZ11 October 8, 1999   Bojan Kambič September 18, 2005
54828

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Coordinates: 45°56′48″N 14°04′25″E / 45.94667°N 14.07361°E / 45.94667; 14.07361