Xinglong Station (NAOC)

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Xinglong Station (NAOC)
Sdle2001 view from 2 meter2.jpg
observatory buildings
Organization National Astronomical Observatory of China
Code 327  
Location Yanshan, Hebei province, China
Coordinates 40°23′39″N 117°34′30″E / 40.39417°N 117.57500°E / 40.39417; 117.57500Coordinates: 40°23′39″N 117°34′30″E / 40.39417°N 117.57500°E / 40.39417; 117.57500
Altitude 960 m (3,150 ft)
Weather ~210 clear nights/year
Unnamed 2.16-m reflecting telescope
Unnamed 1.26-m infrared telescope
Unnamed 1-m telescope
Unnamed 85-cm reflecting telescope
Unnamed 80-cm reflecting telescope
Unnamed 60-cm reflecting telescope
Unnamed 60/90-cm Schmidt telescope
Asteroids discovered: 3
(31196) Yulong Decembre 24, 1997
(48799) Tashikuergan October 8, 1997
(58418) Luguhu January 26, 1996

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; an 1.26m infrared telescope; and a 2.16m telescope. The most recent telescope is the 4m LAMOST. As of 2014 the observatory installed a 5.2m 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.

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