Asiago Astrophysical Observatory

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Asiago Astrophysical Observatory
Children building an E-ELT mirror.jpg
Aerial image of Asiago Astrophysical Observatory and a 1:1 scale model of the European Extremely Large Telescope's primary mirror.[1]
Organization University of Padua
Location Plateau of Asiago, Italy
Coordinates 45°51′59″N 11°31′35″E / 45.86639°N 11.52639°E / 45.86639; 11.52639Coordinates: 45°51′59″N 11°31′35″E / 45.86639°N 11.52639°E / 45.86639; 11.52639
Altitude 1,045 m (3,430 ft)
Established 1942
Website [1]
Galilei 1.22 m Cassegrain reflector

The Asiago Astrophysical Observatory (Osservatorio Astrofisico di Asiago, or Asiago Observatory for short) is an astronomical observatory (IAU code 043) owned and operated by the University of Padua. Founded in 1942, it is located on the plateau of Asiago, 90 km northwest of Padova near the town of Asiago. It has the Galilei telescopes.

Nearby (about 3.8 km to the southeast) is the Cima Ekar Observing Station, IAU code 098, also known as the Stazione osservativa di Asiago Cima Ekar.

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  1. ^ "Children building an E-ELT mirror". ESO Picture of the Week. Retrieved 14 October 2014.