Ashton Observatory

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Ashton Observatory
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Organization The Des Moines Astronomical Society
Location Ashton-Wildwood County Park, west of Baxter, Iowa
Coordinates 41°48′48″N 93°17′18″W / 41.813359°N 93.288211°W / 41.813359; -93.288211Coordinates: 41°48′48″N 93°17′18″W / 41.813359°N 93.288211°W / 41.813359; -93.288211
Altitude 260 m (850 ft)
Established 1983
unnamed 16-inch, f/4.5 Newtonian
unnamed 16-inch Meade Reflector

Ashton Observatory is an astronomical observatory operated by the Des Moines Astronomical Society. Built in 1983, it is located in Ashton-Wildwood county park near Baxter, Iowa (USA).

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  1. "Ashton Observatory Homepage". Ashton Observatory. Archived from the original on February 7, 2006. Retrieved December 14, 2005. 

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