Kuma Kogen Astronomical Observatory

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Kuma Kogen Observatory
Code 360  
Location Kumakōgen, Ehime Prefecture
Coordinates
Telescopes
Unnamed 60cm reflecting telescope
Kumakōgen is located in Japan
Kumakōgen
Kumakōgen
Kumakōgen's location

The Kuma Kogen Astronomical Observatory is located at Kumakōgen in Ehime Prefecture, Japan.

The observatory is in the Furusato Country Open Air Museum that incorporates the Seiten Castle (sei ten means "fine weather" and can also mean "star sky".)

Telescope[edit]

The observatory has a 60 cm aperture optical telescope.

Members of the public can book to observe at night, weather permitting.

Planetarium[edit]

A 40-seat planetarium is attached to the facility. Thirty-minute shows are conducted during the day.

Staff[edit]

The observatory's best known staff member is the prolific discoverer of asteroids, Akimasa Nakamura.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 10633 Akimasa at NASA JPL Small-Body Database accessed 4 August 2007
  2. ^ Comet images by Akimasa Nakamura accessed 4 August 2007

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