Kuma Kogen Astronomical Observatory
|Kuma Kogen Observatory|
|Location||Kumakōgen, Ehime Prefecture|
The observatory is in the Furusato Country Open Air Museum that incorporates the Seiten Castle (sei ten means "fine weather" and can also mean "star sky".)
The observatory has a 60 cm aperture optical telescope.
Members of the public can book to observe at night, weather permitting.
A 40-seat planetarium is attached to the facility. Thirty-minute shows are conducted during the day.
- 10633 Akimasa at NASA JPL Small-Body Database accessed 4 August 2007
- Comet images by Akimasa Nakamura accessed 4 August 2007
- Kuma Kogen Observatory home page – English version