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The Ussuri Observatory

Posted on April 12, 2014 by tim


The Ussuri Astrophysical Observatory Institute is pride of Primorsky District. This year the famous “Sun Service” celebrates its anniversary. The first pictures of the solar surface in the village Gornotaezhnaya were received in March of 1954. More than half a century it does not stop observing celestial bodies. Over time, the Observatory has undergone significant changes, experienced good and bad years. Now Sun Service receives new equipment by the expense of customers research on celestial bodies.

Home of observatory’s  first director is near it. He’s not in the best shape, but it is waiting for repair. The history is cherished here, no matter what

Job is proceeding on two main themes – surveillance of solar activity and the objects of the night sky. They had recently purchased several telescopes. All of them are computerized, which makes possible to work with them remotely. At the station a few people who live in Ussuriysk and observation however, lead. There’s even a co-worker who remotely monitors data from the Russian telescope in Mexico

Sun Service has several optical instruments for monitoring solar activity and the night sky, three radio telescopes, geomagnetic station, weather station, Geophysical robot to track content of aerosols in the air. All this “wealth” serves thirty people

 Also observatory develops a new theme for observation. It is about asteroids and space debris. Subject of asteroids is very important, there are a lot of among them that have a deep orbit. Simply speaking, one can collide with the Earth

Three new asteroids were opened during this year

The new telescope, the largest we have, allows observation of objects before the twentieth magnitude. It’s pretty high penetrating power. It has a lens diameter of 65 cm and a focal length of 130 cm. GPS-module is integrated, good CCD. It transmits the data to a computer

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