Starkenburg Observatory

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Part of the Starkenburg-Sternwarte Observatory.

Starkenburg-Sternwarte (Starkenburg Observatory) is an astronomical observatory in Heppenheim, Germany. It was formed in 1970, and currently has about 150 members.

The instruments at the observatory consists of:

  • 0.45m newtonian
  • 0.30m Meade LX200
  • 0.20m refractor
  • 0.15m refractor
  • 0.10m refractor
  • 0.19m flat-field camera
  • 0.14m schmidt camera

The observatory was the venue for the 1997 and 2003 meetings of the European Radio Astronomy Congress. The amateur astronomers at the observatory have discovered more than 40 asteroids and participate in the tracking of near earth asteroids. The asteroid 6864 Starkenburg was named in honor of their efforts.

Discoveries[edit]

Asteroids discovered: 40+
12053 Turtlestar October 8, 1997 M.Busch, W.Ernst, K.Sonneberg, L.Kurtze
12057 Alfredsturm February 18, 1998 P.Geffert, J.Rothermel, E.Schwab, R.Stoss
14080 Heppenheim April 1, 1997 W.Ernst, K.Sonneberg, R.Stoss
15397 Ksoari October 27, 1997 M.Busch, W.Ernst, K.Sonneberg, L.Kurtze
16809 Galápagos October 21, 1997 M.Busch, L.Kurtze
16969 Helamuda October 29, 1998 M.Busch, P.Geffert, R.Stoss
17855 Geffert May 19, 1998 A.Busch, M.Busch, E.Schwab
18567 Segenthau September 27, 1997 R.Stoss
18610 Arthurdent February 7, 1998 F.Hormuth
18653 Christagunt March 28, 1998 F.Hormuth, J.Rothermel, R.Stoss
21663 Banat September 3, 1999 M.Busch, R.Stoss
24168 Hexlein November 29, 1999 M.Busch, R.Stoss, R.Kresken
27984 Herminefranz November 1, 1997 R.Stoss
33863 Elfriederwin May 5, 2000 E.Schwab, R.Stoss
56561 Jaimenomen May 5, 2000 R.Stoss, E.Schwab

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Coordinates: 49°38′53″N 8°39′11″E / 49.64806°N 8.65306°E / 49.64806; 8.65306