Crimean Astrophysical Observatory
The observatory's logo
|Location||near Nauchny, Crimea|
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The Crimean Astrophysical Observatory (CrAO) is located at Nauchnyj research campus, near the Central Crimean city of Bakhchysarai, on the Crimean peninsula. CrAO is often called simply by its location and campus name, Crimea-Nauchnij, still ranks among the worldwide most prolific discovery sites for minor planets, with a total of 1,286 discovered minor planet from 1966 to 2007.
CrAO has also been publishing the Bulletin of the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory since 1947, in English since 1977. The observatory facilities (IAU code 095) are located on territory of settlement of Nauchny since the mid-1950s; before that, they were further south, near Simeis. The latter facilities still see some use, and are referred to as the Crimean Astrophysical Observatory-Simeis (IAU code 094).
|Minor planets discovered: 1,286|
|2094 Magnitka||October 12, 1971|
|2163 Korczak||September 16, 1971|
|2170 Byelorussia||September 16, 1971|
|2406 Orelskaya||August 20, 1966|
|4426 Roerich||October 15, 1969|
|2698 Azerbajdzhan||October 11, 1971|
|2949 Kaverznev||August 9, 1970|
|4004 List'ev||September 16, 1971|
|4466 Abai||September 23, 1971|
|4916 Brumberg||August 10, 1970|
|4917 Yurilvovia||September 28, 1973|
|5545 Makarov||November 1, 1978|
|5706 Finkelstein||September 23, 1971|
|18284 Tsereteli||August 10, 1970|
The BST-1 Solar telescope of the CrAO
The large optical 2.6–metre telescope is named after Grigory Shajn.
- "Minor Planet Discovery Sites". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved December 2015.
The following table lists the total number of discoveries made at each of the most prolific discovery sites, arranged in decreasing order of number of discoveries.
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