Pico dos Dias Observatory

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Pico dos Dias Observatory
Cupula LNA 1.6m.jpg
The 1.6m telescope
Organization National Astrophysical Laboratory of Brazil[*]
Observatory code 874
Location Minas Gerais, Brazil
Coordinates 22°32′04″S 45°34′57″W / 22.5344°S 45.5825°W / -22.5344; -45.5825Coordinates: 22°32′04″S 45°34′57″W / 22.5344°S 45.5825°W / -22.5344; -45.5825
Altitude 1,864 m (6,115 ft)
Website www.lna.br/opd/opd_e.html
Telescopes
unnamed telescope 1.6 m reflector
unnamed telescope 0.6 m reflector
unnamed telescope 0.6 m reflector
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The Pico dos Dias Observatory (Portuguese: Observatório Pico dos Dias - OPD) is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by the National Astrophysical Laboratory of Brazil (Portuguese: Laboratório Nacional de Astrofísica - LNA). It is located in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais 37 kilometers (23 mi) from the city of Itajubá.

Telescopes[edit]

ASPOS OKP[edit]

In April 2017, Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, opened the first Automated Warning System on Hazardous Situations in Outer Space (ASPOS OKP) at Pico dos Dias. There will be another three stations in the system.[2] [3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "LNA - Telescopes". Laboratório Nacional de Astrofísica. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  2. ^ [https://sputniknews.com/science/201704061052338906-rusia-monitor-orbital-debris/ Russia Opens 1st Ground Station to Monitor Orbital Debris in Brazil], Sputnik News, 2017-04-06
  3. ^ Russia Opens 1st Ground Station to Monitor Orbital Debris in Brazil, spacedaily.com, 2017-04-06