Brorfelde Observatory with the building housing the Schmidt telescope at right
|Location||Holbæk Municipality, Denmark|
|Telescopes||Brorfelde Schmidt Telescope|
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Brorfelde Observatory (Danish: Brorfelde Observatoriet; obs. code: 054) is an astronomical observatory located near Holbæk, Denmark. It is home to the Brorfelde Schmidt Telescope and was run as a branch of the Copenhagen University Observatory until 1996. It still has telescopes that are used by University of Copenhagen students, but the staff that manned them moved to the Rockefeller Complex in Copenhagen..
The 77-centimetre Schmidt telescope from 1966 at Brorfelde Observatory was originally equipped with photographic film, and an engineer is here showing the film-box, which was then placed behind the locker at the center of the telescope (at the telescope's prime focus)
The Hungaria asteroid 3309 Brorfelde was discovered at, and named for the observatory. It was its first minor planet discovery. The naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 7 September 1987 (M.P.C. 12210).
- Bengt Strömgren, Danish astronomer instrumental in founding it.
- Poul Jensen, Asteroid discoverer
- Karl Augustesen, Asteroid discoverer
|Minor planets discovered: more than 100|
|3033 Holbaek||March 5, 1984|
|3309 Brorfelde||January 28, 1982|
|3312 Pedersen||September 24, 1984|
|3369 Freuchen||October 18, 1985|
|5165 Videnom||February 11, 1985|
|5427 Jensmartin||May 13, 1986|
|(7743) 1986 JA||May 2, 1986|
|8261 Ceciliejulie||September 11, 1985|
|9555 Frejakocha||April 2, 1986|
|(8338) 1985 FE3||March 27, 1985|
|(22282) 1985 RA||September 11, 1985|
|(24642) 1984 SA||September 22, 1984|
- Schmadel, Lutz D. (2007). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names – (3309) Brorfelde. Springer Berlin Heidelberg. p. 276. ISBN 978-3-540-00238-3. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
- "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 9 January 2017.
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