Observatory Vsetín

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Location
49°20'39"N
017°59'46"E
Country
 Czech Republic
Categories
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The Observatory Vsetín was found in 1950 by the local branch of Czechoslovak Astronomical Society.

Brief history

Scientific equipment

Main telescope (refractore, focal distance 3 000 mm, diameter 200 mm), popularization of astronomy, night observation for public, observation of Sun Guiding telescope (refractore, focal distance 2 800 mm, diameter 120 mm), not in use View finder (refractore, diameter 90 mm) both comets photometry and night observation for public BlackPearl (Newton, focal distance 1 200 mm, diameter 150 mm), comets photometry, retired on July 2008 Newton (Newton-type reflector, focal distance 1 700 mm, diameter of primary mirror 300 mm), comets photometry CCD camera SBIG-ST7, comets photometry, possibly astrometry

Scientific activities

CCD comets photometry Lightning detection Research of severe storms Bulletin ATHENA

Popularization activities

Directors

Oldřich Křenek from July 1950 to January 1955 Tomáš Skandera from January 1955 to May 1971 Josef Blažek from May 1971 to January 1973 Jiří Haas from January 1973 to present
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