Bassano Bresciano

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Bassano Bresciano
Comune di Bassano Bresciano
Bassano Bresciano is located in Italy
Bassano Bresciano
Bassano Bresciano
Location of Bassano Bresciano in Italy
Coordinates: 45°19′50″N 10°7′40″E / 45.33056°N 10.12778°E / 45.33056; 10.12778Coordinates: 45°19′50″N 10°7′40″E / 45.33056°N 10.12778°E / 45.33056; 10.12778
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Brescia
 • Total 9 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation 65 m (213 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,237
 • Density 250/km2 (640/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 25020
Dialing code 030
Website Official website

Bassano Bresciano is a comune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy. As of 2011 Bassano Bresciano had a population of 2,237.[1]


The private Osservatorio Astronomico di Bassano Bresciano or Osservatorio Bassano Bresciano (Astronomical Observatory of Bassano Bresciano, Bassano Bresciano Observatory) is an astronomical observatory located at an altitude of 58 metres above sea level within the territory of Bassano Bresciano. It has the IAU code 565. First astrometric measurements were published in the Minor Planet Circulars in 1983, then obtained with a 15-cm reflecting telescope. On 29 April 1989, the observatory was officially inaugurated, when a 42-cm Schmidt telescope was installed, which has since been the observatory's principal instrument. The telescope is installed on an equatorial fork mount, uses a Starlight HX516 CCD camera, and is housed on the first floor of a 5-meter dome building. Today the observatory is fully automated and remote controlled. Discoveries at the observatory include the minor planets 6460 Bassano, 6793 Palazzolo, 6981 Chirman and 22370 Italocalvino. The focus of the observatory's main research activity has now shifted from astrometry of minor planets and comets, to photometric observations of planets and variable stars. In 2011, it also joined the international gamma-ray burst coordinates network. The observatory is open to the public on the occasion of important astronomical events.[2]


  1. ^ a b ISTAT
  2. ^ "Bassano Bresciano Astronomical Observatory". Bassano Bresciano Observatory. 4 January 2016. Retrieved March 2016.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)