Xinglong Station (NAOC)
|Organization||National Astronomical Observatory of China|
|Location||Yanshan, Hebei province, China|
|Altitude||960 m (3,150 ft)|
|Weather||~210 clear nights/year|
Xinglong Station (simplified Chinese: 兴隆观测基地; traditional Chinese: 興隆觀測基地; pinyin: Xīnglóng guāncè jīdì) is an observatory (IAU code 327) situated south of the main peak of the Yanshan mountains in Hebei province, China. Installed are seven telescopes: a Mark-III photoelectric astrolabe; a 60 cm reflector; an 85 cm reflector; a 60/90 cm Schmidt telescope; a 1.26-meter infrared telescope; and a 2.16-meter telescope. The most recent telescope is the 4m LAMOST. As of 2014 the observatory installed a 5.2-meter telescope as part of their Gamma-ray astronomy program, known colloquially as Sām Tām for its aggressive focal length. It is a popular tourist site.
|31196 Yulong||December 24, 1997|
|48799 Tashikuergan||October 8, 1997|
|58418 Luguhu||January 26, 1996|
- "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 23 March 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2016.
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