Črni Vrh Observatory

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The Črni Vrh Observatory (Slovene: Observatorij Črni Vrh, IAU code: 106) is an astronomical observatory located in western Slovenia, close to the settlement of Črni Vrh, near the town of Idrija. The current observatory was built in 1985 and stands at an elevation of 730 metres (2,400 ft). 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, the first images of Comet West were taken. The site is well above the inversion border much of winter, which allows undisturbed observations on many successive clear nights.

The observatory runs a comet and asteroid search program named PIKA after its Slovene acronym. Since March 2003, the program has been operated on a new 60-cm, f/3.3 Cichocki telescope equipped with a Finger Lake 1k × 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 (14 in) 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. [2][3]

Telescopes[edit]

Observing team[edit]

Discoveries[edit]

The Minor Planet Center credits a large number of minor planet discoveries directly to the observatory (Crni Vrh).[1]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

9674 Slovenija 23 August 1998 list
15071 Hallerstein 24 January 1999 list
(16084) 1999 TY18 12 October 1999 list
(16141) 1999 XT127 7 December 1999 list
(18154) 2000 PA 1 August 2000 list
(19016) 2000 RY78 11 September 2000 list
19612 Noordung 17 July 1999 list
19633 Rusjan 13 September 1999 list
(19781) 2000 QK68 26 August 2000 list
(21693) 1999 RT44 14 September 1999 list
(22030) 1999 XU127 7 December 1999 list
(22108) 2000 PD 1 August 2000 list
(24197) 1999 XP37 7 December 1999 list
(24322) 2000 AM43 4 January 2000 list
(25317) 1999 BL12 24 January 1999 list
(27174) 1999 BB2 19 January 1999 list
(27561) 2000 KJ1 24 May 2000 list
(29740) 1999 BS9 19 January 1999 list
(29742) 1999 BQ12 24 January 1999 list
(30382) 2000 JB81 15 May 2000 list
(30383) 2000 KZ1 26 May 2000 list
(30420) 2000 LD1 1 June 2000 list
(32083) 2000 KO 24 May 2000 list
(32199) 2000 ON2 27 July 2000 list
(32291) 2000 QP8 24 August 2000 list
(32292) 2000 QR8 24 August 2000 list
(32293) 2000 QT8 24 August 2000 list
(33752) 1999 RM36 12 September 1999 list
(33753) 1999 RW42 13 September 1999 list
(33915) 2000 LA15 5 June 2000 list
(34006) 2000 OQ9 31 July 2000 list
(34078) 2000 PF 1 August 2000 list
(34087) 2000 PA7 1 August 2000 list
(34437) 2000 SF43 26 September 2000 list
(34607) 2000 UD3 24 October 2000 list
(36357) 2000 OQ2 28 July 2000 list
(36459) 2000 QU8 24 August 2000 list
(36460) 2000 QA9 25 August 2000 list
(36461) 2000 QC9 25 August 2000 list
(36798) 2000 SA43 25 September 2000 list
(36799) 2000 SG43 26 September 2000 list
(38841) 2000 SH43 26 September 2000 list
(40446) 1999 RN36 12 September 1999 list
(40466) 1999 RU44 14 September 1999 list
(40761) 1999 TT13 11 October 1999 list
(40770) 1999 TV18 11 October 1999 list
(42186) 2001 CH32 11 February 2001 list
(43191) 1999 YM5 29 December 1999 list
(44724) 1999 TU13 11 October 1999 list
(45028) 1999 WD9 28 November 1999 list
(45590) 2000 CU101 14 February 2000 list
(45602) 2000 DX17 28 February 2000 list
(46016) 2001 CP41 15 February 2001 list
(46018) 2001 DX6 16 February 2001 list
(46021) 2001 DZ14 17 February 2001 list
(47101) 1999 BP12 24 January 1999 list
(48018) 2001 CB36 15 February 2001 list
(48020) 2001 DC 16 February 2001 list
(49475) 1999 BH3 19 January 1999 list
(49679) 1999 TZ7 6 October 1999 list
(51625) 2001 HX37 29 April 2001 list
(54321) 2000 JA81 15 May 2000 list
(54468) 2000 OA7 29 July 2000 list
(54469) 2000 OM8 30 July 2000 list
(54687) 2001 DC15 17 February 2001 list
(56297) 1999 RT42 12 September 1999 list
(56677) 2000 LG1 1 June 2000 list
(56690) 2000 LZ14 5 June 2000 list
(56746) 2000 OO2 27 July 2000 list
(61060) 2000 LH1 2 June 2000 list
(62028) 2000 RE53 1 September 2000 list
(62072) 2000 RD78 9 September 2000 list
(62073) 2000 RX78 10 September 2000 list
(62747) 2000 UB3 24 October 2000 list
(63375) 2001 HY37 29 April 2001 list
(63376) 2001 HA38 29 April 2001 list
66667 Kambič 8 October 1999 list
(67547) 2000 SE43 26 September 2000 list
(68726) 2002 EZ5 12 March 2002 list
(70218) 1999 RY42 13 September 1999 list
(70443) 1999 TV9 7 October 1999 list
(70445) 1999 TR13 11 October 1999 list
(71002) 1999 XO37 7 December 1999 list
(72420) 2001 CY35 14 February 2001 list
(72429) 2001 CN41 15 February 2001 list
(72445) 2001 DD 16 February 2001 list
(74432) 1999 BM12 24 January 1999 list
(74628) 1999 RV42 12 September 1999 list
(74821) 1999 TP13 10 October 1999 list
(76770) 2000 KZ43 26 May 2000 list
(77043) 2001 CQ41 15 February 2001 list
(77050) 2001 DB 16 February 2001 list
(78901) 2003 ST66 19 September 2003 list
(80597) 2000 AD147 6 January 2000 list
(81870) 2000 LB1 1 June 2000 list
(81907) 2000 NR2 5 July 2000 list
(84356) 2002 TG82 1 October 2002 list
(84357) 2002 TH82 1 October 2002 list
(84962) 2003 YM9 17 December 2003 list
(84987) 2003 YK83 18 December 2003 list
(85000) 2003 YA125 27 December 2003 list
(86051) 1999 QB2 22 August 1999 list
(86208) 1999 TD16 11 October 1999 list
(87089) 2000 LF1 1 June 2000 list
(87169) 2000 OP2 27 July 2000 list
(87178) 2000 OZ6 28 July 2000 list
(87318) 2000 QS8 24 August 2000 list
(87319) 2000 QD9 25 August 2000 list
(87646) 2000 RB78 8 September 2000 list
(87718) 2000 SY42 25 September 2000 list
(91599) 1999 TQ13 10 October 1999 list
(92441) 2000 KY1 26 May 2000 list
(92996) 2000 RE78 9 September 2000 list
(96878) 1999 TE16 11 October 1999 list
(97854) 2000 QZ8 25 August 2000 list
(97941) 2000 QW117 29 August 2000 list
(98138) 2000 SW42 25 September 2000 list
(98397) 2000 UC3 24 October 2000 list
(98954) 2001 CJ32 12 February 2001 list
(98973) 2001 DB15 17 February 2001 list
(99151) 2001 FP128 23 March 2001 list
(99192) 2001 GD4 14 April 2001 list
(102222) 1999 TA12 8 October 1999 list
(102232) 1999 TX18 12 October 1999 list
(103290) 2000 AN43 5 January 2000 list
(105092) 2000 LC1 1 June 2000 list
(105093) 2000 LE1 1 June 2000 list
(106544) 2000 WJ68 27 November 2000 list
(106874) 2000 YD33 23 December 2000 list
(107290) 2001 CA 1 February 2001 list
(107385) 2001 CL41 15 February 2001 list
(107408) 2001 DZ6 16 February 2001 list
(107409) 2001 DS7 16 February 2001 list
(107410) 2001 DV7 17 February 2001 list
(107433) 2001 DW14 16 February 2001 list
(107434) 2001 DA15 17 February 2001 list
(107514) 2001 DW53 20 February 2001 list
(108229) 2001 HW37 29 April 2001 list
(108250) 2001 HH46 17 April 2001 list
(109564) 2001 QP264 26 August 2001 list
(111565) 2002 AP4 8 January 2002 list
(111829) 2002 EA6 12 March 2002 list
(115055) 2003 RU6 3 September 2003 list
(115350) 2003 SW234 25 September 2003 list
(115450) 2003 TK10 15 October 2003 list
(115517) 2003 UL37 16 October 2003 list
(115518) 2003 UM37 16 October 2003 list
(115519) 2003 UN37 16 October 2003 list
(115520) 2003 UO37 17 October 2003 list
(115554) 2003 UL74 16 October 2003 list
(116256) 2003 YF27 16 December 2003 list
(117407) 2005 AD11 1 January 2005 list
(122163) 2000 KA2 27 May 2000 list
(122193) 2000 LJ1 2 June 2000 list
(122210) 2000 NL3 7 July 2000 list
(122274) 2000 PH3 1 August 2000 list
(122309) 2000 QV8 24 August 2000 list
(122726) 2000 SB43 26 September 2000 list
(122727) 2000 SD43 26 September 2000 list
(122728) 2000 SJ43 26 September 2000 list
(123086) 2000 SH321 28 September 2000 list
(123864) 2001 DV6 16 February 2001 list
(126439) 2002 CP12 4 February 2002 list
(126781) 2002 EA11 13 March 2002 list
(130491) 2000 QT117 29 August 2000 list
(130624) 2000 SC43 26 September 2000 list
(131180) 2001 CR41 15 February 2001 list
(133354) 2003 SX124 18 September 2003 list
(133360) 2003 SH129 20 September 2003 list
(133570) 2003 UK37 16 October 2003 list
(133838) 2003 YH27 16 December 2003 list
(138984) 2001 DY6 16 February 2001 list
(138990) 2001 DV14 16 February 2001 list
(143878) 2003 YG27 16 December 2003 list
(145450) 2005 RM31 13 September 2005 list
(146102) 2000 QB9 25 August 2000 list
(147538) 2004 EF24 15 March 2004 list
(149003) 2002 AB1 4 January 2002 list
(150499) 2000 QV117 29 August 2000 list
(151557) 2002 TM74 1 October 2002 list
(153105) 2000 SZ42 25 September 2000 list
(154604) 2003 QM29 23 August 2003 list
(155689) 2000 LV2 4 June 2000 list
(155796) 2000 UQ13 24 October 2000 list
(156866) 2003 DB15 26 February 2003 list
(157884) 1999 RV44 14 September 1999 list
(158176) 2001 QO264 26 August 2001 list
(161319) 2003 QJ28 21 August 2003 list
(161377) 2003 SX292 26 September 2003 list
(161389) 2003 UL78 17 October 2003 list
(163190) 2002 EV7 12 March 2002 list
(163192) 2002 EB11 13 March 2002 list
(163775) 2003 QR8 20 August 2003 list
(163883) 2003 ST177 18 September 2003 list
(163923) 2003 SW292 26 September 2003 list
(164281) 2004 XF71 11 December 2004 list
(168268) 2007 PQ1 5 August 2007 list
(168553) 1999 WF9 29 November 1999 list
(168554) 1999 WS13 30 November 1999 list
(168723) 2000 OR9 31 July 2000 list
(170209) 2003 PN8 3 August 2003 list
(170236) 2003 QP24 21 August 2003 list
(170238) 2003 QS27 21 August 2003 list
(170286) 2003 RT6 3 September 2003 list
(170405) 2003 UK4 16 October 2003 list
(170648) 2003 YA114 24 December 2003 list
(170874) 2004 HS37 21 April 2004 list
(171117) 2005 GF1 1 April 2005 list
(171814) 2001 DS103 16 February 2001 list
(173084) 2007 PO1 5 August 2007 list
(175623) 2006 YR14 22 December 2006 list
(176109) 2001 DA7 16 February 2001 list
(177194) 2003 UZ16 17 October 2003 list
(178789) 2001 DE 16 February 2001 list
(179416) 2002 AP14 9 January 2002 list
(180322) 2003 YK2 17 December 2003 list
(180554) 2004 EH24 15 March 2004 list
(182140) 2000 SX42 25 September 2000 list
(182235) 2001 DY14 17 February 2001 list
(186474) 2002 TN58 1 October 2002 list
(186484) 2002 TE109 1 October 2002 list
(186727) 2004 CR 9 February 2004 list
(189470) 1999 TB8 7 October 1999 list
(192685) 1999 TA8 7 October 1999 list
(193659) 2001 DX53 20 February 2001 list
(195008) 2002 CQ12 5 February 2002 list
(196681) 2003 SZ63 17 September 2003 list
(196710) 2003 SH94 18 September 2003 list
(197396) 2003 YK27 17 December 2003 list
(197451) 2003 YW114 25 December 2003 list
(199809) 2007 CE61 14 February 2007 list
(200057) 2008 PT16 11 August 2008 list
(201592) 2003 SE129 20 September 2003 list
(202852) 2008 TH92 4 October 2008 list
(203199) 2001 DT7 16 February 2001 list
(206372) 2003 QO89 26 August 2003 list
(207756) 2007 SX11 20 September 2007 list
(209159) 2003 UF50 16 October 2003 list
(210323) 2007 TW241 7 October 2007 list
(213250) 2001 CX35 14 February 2001 list
(213468) 2002 EU8 12 March 2002 list
(213859) 2003 SG127 19 September 2003 list
(215777) 2004 HR37 21 April 2004 list
(216442) 2009 FG4 18 March 2009 list
(217756) 2000 QW8 25 August 2000 list
(218986) 2008 GN112 5 April 2008 list
(221935) 2009 QF2 17 August 2009 list
(223481) 2003 YM27 17 December 2003 list
(225012) 2007 EP184 12 March 2007 list
(225247) 2009 QY32 24 August 2009 list
(226508) 2003 TJ10 15 October 2003 list
(227144) 2005 PG2 4 August 2005 list
(227835) 2007 CM51 14 February 2007 list
(228360) 2000 UA3 23 October 2000 list
(230690) 2003 UX16 16 October 2003 list
(232543) 2003 SF129 20 September 2003 list
(232786) 2004 QT13 17 August 2004 list
(233044) 2005 GF33 4 April 2005 list
(233644) 2008 OZ6 29 July 2008 list
(233649) 2008 PJ12 10 August 2008 list
(234634) 2002 CL15 8 February 2002 list
(235191) 2003 SG129 20 September 2003 list
(236508) 2006 GO38 4 April 2006 list
(236761) 2007 NN4 14 July 2007 list
(236890) 2007 SY11 22 September 2007 list
(237176) 2008 UX160 23 October 2008 list
(237509) 2000 RG60 8 September 2000 list
(239383) 2007 SC11 22 September 2007 list
(239384) 2007 SZ11 22 September 2007 list
(239777) 2010 CW82 13 February 2010 list
(242234) 2003 SL129 20 September 2003 list
(242932) 2006 QH53 23 August 2006 list
(243065) 2007 GC1 9 April 2007 list
(243148) 2007 TN19 7 October 2007 list
(244705) 2003 QN29 23 August 2003 list
(244728) 2003 RU5 4 September 2003 list
(245521) 2005 SG113 26 September 2005 list
(246089) 2007 AA12 14 January 2007 list
(246828) 2009 UF5 18 October 2009 list
(247757) 2003 PM8 3 August 2003 list
(247761) 2003 QC11 20 August 2003 list
(249616) 1999 TS13 11 October 1999 list
(250300) 2003 QK29 23 August 2003 list
(251311) 2006 YS14 22 December 2006 list
(251312) 2006 YV14 23 December 2006 list
(251341) 2007 OO9 23 July 2007 list
(256515) 2007 EV165 13 March 2007 list
(256570) 2007 TH16 7 October 2007 list
(259405) 2003 QQ46 24 August 2003 list
(259917) 2004 EJ24 15 March 2004 list
(263035) 2007 GF4 12 April 2007 list
(263790) 2008 PG22 10 August 2008 list
(264022) 2009 QD2 16 August 2009 list
(264034) 2009 QX39 24 August 2009 list
(267764) 2003 QX30 23 August 2003 list
(269256) 2008 QK43 26 August 2008 list
(269379) 2009 OW3 21 July 2009 list
(273476) 2006 YT14 22 December 2006 list
(275009) 2009 UC3 17 October 2009 list
(276504) 2003 QW67 24 August 2003 list
(282121) 2001 DW6 16 February 2001 list
(282895) 2007 GZ24 12 April 2007 list
(282933) 2007 PP40 6 August 2007 list
(283810) 2003 SU182 20 September 2003 list
(284524) 2007 RH120 11 September 2007 list
(284767) 2008 WL101 27 November 2008 list
(287867) 2003 SV292 26 September 2003 list
(291580) 2006 FZ49 29 March 2006 list
(293153) 2006 YB12 22 December 2006 list
(293602) 2007 JM43 13 May 2007 list
(293641) 2007 ON9 23 July 2007 list
(293943) 2007 TK16 8 October 2007 list
(296285) 2009 DD73 25 February 2009 list
(296524) 2009 OU1 19 July 2009 list
(298364) 2003 QM89 26 August 2003 list
(303154) 2004 EG24 15 March 2004 list
(304080) 2006 GN38 4 April 2006 list
(304187) 2006 QF57 23 August 2006 list
(304793) 2007 OP9 24 July 2007 list
(306681) 2000 US13 28 October 2000 list
(307166) 2002 EY5 11 March 2002 list
(307600) 2003 QO23 20 August 2003 list
(308854) 2006 RG102 1 September 2006 list
(309204) 2007 GF25 12 April 2007 list
(309228) 2007 QM1 16 August 2007 list
(311705) 2006 SB198 27 September 2006 list
(311971) 2007 EF39 11 March 2007 list
(312337) 2008 CQ184 11 February 2008 list
(313648) 2003 SW124 18 September 2003 list
(321373) 2009 OK8 29 July 2009 list
(328358) 2008 OE3 28 July 2008 list
(328360) 2008 OL4 28 July 2008 list
(328407) 2008 SH61 20 September 2008 list
(328641) 2009 SG215 23 September 2009 list
(328658) 2009 SR255 23 September 2009 list
(330512) 2007 NO4 15 July 2007 list
(330773) 2008 TR3 4 October 2008 list
(330855) 2009 QH1 16 August 2009 list
(332538) 2008 PJ17 10 August 2008 list
(332691) 2009 QP7 18 August 2009 list
(336406) 2008 UA161 24 October 2008 list
(337325) 2001 DF 16 February 2001 list
(338512) 2003 QL29 23 August 2003 list
(338598) 2003 SZ165 20 September 2003 list
(340714) 2006 SQ57 20 September 2006 list
(341630) 2007 VD10 1 November 2007 list
(341832) 2008 CP72 9 February 2008 list
(341931) 2008 NH3 10 July 2008 list
(342773) 2008 WM101 27 November 2008 list
(343461) 2010 EG44 13 March 2010 list
(347027) 2010 EJ44 13 March 2010 list
(347038) 2010 EF104 7 March 2010 list
(347080) 2010 GM32 8 April 2010 list
(347958) 2003 QL89 26 August 2003 list
(348096) 2003 XH18 14 December 2003 list
(352210) 2007 SB12 22 September 2007 list
(352632) 2008 FJ122 30 March 2008 list
(353286) 2010 GM75 8 April 2010 list
(355026) 2006 QE169 31 August 2006 list
(356203) 2009 QX32 24 August 2009 list
(358174) 2006 SR57 20 September 2006 list
(359170) 2009 CN5 13 February 2009 list
(362266) 2009 PN5 15 August 2009 list
(362267) 2009 PO5 15 August 2009 list
(363410) 2003 QW28 22 August 2003 list
(363411) 2003 QR46 24 August 2003 list
(363506) 2003 UJ37 16 October 2003 list
(365015) 2008 OY6 29 July 2008 list
(365267) 2009 QG11 20 August 2009 list
(365309) 2009 SR20 21 September 2009 list
(365598) 2010 TL170 12 October 2010 list
(366635) 2003 SG122 17 September 2003 list
(366720) 2003 YL27 17 December 2003 list
(367514) 2009 OQ5 24 July 2009 list
(369226) 2008 UW160 23 October 2008 list
(369273) 2009 QO7 18 August 2009 list
(369282) 2009 QU57 27 August 2009 list
(370178) 2002 CO12 4 February 2002 list
(371740) 2007 EL171 13 March 2007 list
(371792) 2007 PP1 5 August 2007 list
(372751) 2010 BZ2 19 January 2010 list
(375113) 2007 TF284 11 September 2007 list
(375300) 2008 PN16 28 July 2008 list
(375301) 2008 PS16 11 August 2008 list
(376052) 2010 EH44 13 March 2010 list
(379098) 2008 YV5 21 December 2008 list
(380432) 2003 QP79 26 August 2003 list
(381772) 2009 SK326 29 September 2009 list
(382657) 2002 TD9 1 October 2002 list
(383584) 2007 GD1 9 April 2007 list
(383856) 2008 PH12 10 August 2008 list
(384109) 2008 WS93 26 November 2008 list
(386790) 2010 EZ69 13 March 2010 list
(392356) 2010 GN32 8 April 2010 list
(395260) 2010 QA6 17 August 2010 list
(398112) 2009 TR31 15 October 2009 list
(400633) 2009 DD131 25 February 2009 list
(402024) 2003 SB88 17 September 2003 list
(406245) 2007 DP13 16 February 2007 list
(406260) 2007 DS116 17 February 2007 list
(406393) 2007 TQ19 7 October 2007 list
(410136) 2007 HU4 17 April 2007 list
(414291) 2008 PF22 10 August 2008 list
(414297) 2008 QY45 26 August 2008 list
(417947) 2007 TJ16 7 October 2007 list
(418217) 2008 CO166 10 February 2008 list
(418720) 2008 UT87 24 October 2008 list
(419423) 2010 BA3 19 January 2010 list
(428707) 2008 QZ45 26 August 2008 list
(430633) 2003 QH90 26 August 2003 list
(431406) 2007 GP51 13 April 2007 list
(435164) 2007 OQ1 18 July 2007 list
(435548) 2008 QT3 24 August 2008 list
(438874) 2009 HY71 25 April 2009 list
(445370) 2010 PS10 7 August 2010 list
(457732) 2009 GT3 15 April 2009 list
(462821) 2010 RH167 2 September 2010 list
(465421) 2008 PF 1 August 2008 list
(467509) 2007 CW50 13 February 2007 list
(467529) 2007 PU30 15 August 2007 list
(475889) 2007 DR4 16 February 2007 list

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 7 March 2017. 
  2. ^ "Observatorij Črni Vrh opazil še neodkrit komet" [Črni Vrh Observatory Spotting an Undiscovered Comet] (in Slovenian). 24ur.com. 19 April 2010. 
  3. ^ MPEC 2010-H12: COMET P/2010 H2

External links[edit]

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