Schöpfl

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Schöpfl
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Leopold Figl observatory
Highest point
Elevation 893 m (2,930 ft)
Prominence 312 m (1,024 ft)
Coordinates 48°5′14″N 15°54′43″E / 48.08722°N 15.91194°E / 48.08722; 15.91194
Geography
Location Lower Austria, Austria
Parent range Wienerwald

Schöpfl is the highest hill (893 m) in the Wienerwald mountain range (Vienna woods), the north-easternmost part of the Alps. Geologically, it belongs to the flysch Alps.

The main top of the wooded mountain range carries a high observation tower which enables a 100 km sight to the Northern Limestone Alps in the west and the Carpathian Mountains in the east.

At the Mitterschöpfl (approx. 882 m above sea level), the University of Vienna's Leopold Figl observatory is located. Its largest instrument is a telescope with a primary mirror of 1.5 m which was constructed in the 1960s. A second tower was built recently for some smaller astrophysical telescopes.

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