Elginfield Observatory

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Elginfield Observatory
Organization The University of Western Ontario

[[Lucan - Biddulph

, Ontario]]
Coordinates 43°11′33″N 81°18′57″W / 43.1924°N 81.3158°W / 43.1924; -81.3158Coordinates: 43°11′33″N 81°18′57″W / 43.1924°N 81.3158°W / 43.1924; -81.3158
Altitude 325 metres (1,066 ft)
Established 1969 (1969)
Website Elginfield Observatory
unnamed telescope 1.2 m reflector

The Elginfield Observatory is an astronomical observatory located in the township of Middlesex Centre, Ontario (Canada), about 25 kilometres (16 mi) north of London, Ontario. The observatory is owned and operated by the The University of Western Ontario, and opened in 1969. The observatory features a 1.2 m (47 in) Ritchey–Chrétien telescope built by Boller and Chivens which is used for spectroscopy and photometry. The telescope can be configured to feed instruments at the Cassegrain, Nasmyth, and Coudé foci.[1] Recent research includes monitoring the changing size of Cepheid variable stars, estimating out-gasing of minor planets, and searching for large Perseid meteoroids.[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ "The Elginfield Observatory at the University of Western Ontario". The University of Western Ontario Department of Physics and Astronomy. Retrieved 2012-01-13. 
  2. ^ Gray, David F.; Stevenson, Kevin B. (1 April 2007). "Spectroscopic Determination of Radius Changes of Cepheid Variable Stars". Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific 119 (854): 398–406. Bibcode:2007PASP..119..398G. doi:10.1086/518128. 
  3. ^ Gilbert, A. M. (2009). "From asteroids to comets: Gas and dust production of the small-bodies in the solar system". The University of Western Ontario, Canada. Bibcode:2009PhDT.......158G. 
  4. ^ Beech, Martin; Illingworth, Alison; Brown, Peter (1 March 2004). "A telescopic search for large Perseid meteoroids". Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 348 (4): 1395–1400. Bibcode:2004MNRAS.348.1395B. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2004.07462.x. 

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