Stazione osservativa di Asiago Cima Ekar

Cima Ekar Observing Station
Cima Ekar Observing Station in 2009
Observatory code 098 Edit this on Wikidata
LocationItaly Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates45°51′N 11°34′E / 45.85°N 11.57°E / 45.85; 11.57Coordinates: 45°51′N 11°34′E / 45.85°N 11.57°E / 45.85; 11.57
Altitude1,366 m (4,482 ft) Edit this at Wikidata Edit this at Wikidata
Cima Ekar Observing Station is located in Italy
Cima Ekar Observing Station
Location of Cima Ekar Observing Station
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The Cima Ekar Observing Station (Italian: Stazione osservativa di Asiago Cima Ekar; obs. code: 098) is an astronomical observatory on the crest of Cima Ekar, a mountain ridge located approximately 4 kilometers southeast of and 350 m higher than the town of Asiago, Italy.

The Station is an annex to the nearby Asiago Astrophysical Observatory, also operated by the University of Padua. Cima Ekar hosts the 1966-built 67/92-cm Schmidt telescope and the 182-cm telescope dedicated to Nicholas Copernicus, the largest telescope in Italy.

Asiago-DLR Asteroid Survey[]

Co-located at Cima Ekar is the Asiago-DLR Asteroid Survey (ADAS), IAU code 209. At Cima Ekar, Andrea Boattini, Flavio Castellani, Giuseppe Forti, Vittorio Goretti, Ulisse Munari, and Maura Tombelli have discovered a great number of asteroids.[1]

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  1. ^ Description of Cima Ekar Archived 2009-03-10 at the Wayback Machine, from Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica website.

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