Cima Ekar Observing Station
Cima Ekar Observing Station in 2009
|Altitude||1,366 m (4,482 ft)|
The Cima Ekar Observing Station (Italian: Stazione osservativa di Asiago Cima Ekar; obs. code: 098) is an astronomical observatory on the crest of Cima Ekar, a mountain ridge located approximately 4 kilometers southeast of and 350 m higher than the town of Asiago, Italy.
The Station is an annex to the nearby Asiago Astrophysical Observatory, also operated by the University of Padua. Cima Ekar hosts the 1966-built 67/92-cm Schmidt telescope and the 182-cm telescope dedicated to Nicholas Copernicus, the largest telescope in Italy.
Asiago-DLR Asteroid Survey
Co-located at Cima Ekar is the Asiago-DLR Asteroid Survey (ADAS), IAU code 209. At Cima Ekar, Andrea Boattini, Flavio Castellani, Giuseppe Forti, Vittorio Goretti, Ulisse Munari, and Maura Tombelli have discovered a great number of asteroids.
- Description of Cima Ekar, from Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica website.
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