Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory

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Nasir al-Din al-Tusi Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Panoramic view o the Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Alternative namesShamakhi Astrophysical Observatory Edit this at Wikidata
Named efterNasir al-Din al-Tusi Edit this on Wikidata
OrganisationAzerbaijan Naitional Academy o Sciences
LocationPirqulu, Azerbaijan Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates40°46′55″N 48°35′48″E / 40.78194°N 48.59667°E / 40.78194; 48.59667Coordinates: 40°46′55″N 48°35′48″E / 40.78194°N 48.59667°E / 40.78194; 48.59667
Altitude1,500, 1,435 m (4,921, 4,708 ft) Edit this at Wikidata
Observin time200 Edit this on Wikidata
Established13 Januar 1960 (1960-01-13)
2 m Carl Zeiss Jenareflector
70 cm AZT-8 photoelectric telescopeCassegrain reflector
60 cm Zeiss-600 telescopeCassegrain reflector
35 cmCatadioptric
Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory is located in Azerbaijan
Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Location o Nasir al-Din al-Tusi Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
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Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory (Azerbaijani: Nəsirəddin Tusi adına Şamaxı Astrofizika Rəsədxanası) is an astronomical observatory in the Greater Caucasus Moontains in Shamakhi Rayon in Azerbaijan. The observatory is ane o the biggest in the Sooth Caucasus. It is named efter the medieval Persie astronomer Nasir al-Din al-Tusi. It is awned an operatit bi the Azerbaijan Naitional Academy o Sciences.

It wis built between 1958-1960 durin the Soviet era as the main observin steid for the Azerbaijan Naitional Academy o Sciences which is locatit 144 km away in Baku. The observatory is aboot 22 km northwast o the ceety o Shamakhi. The observatory is at 1435 m abuin sea level. It haes 150–200 clear, cloodless nichts per year, which is the reason why the observatory wis built at this steid. It haes a total o four telescopes. Mony comets, asteroids an ither astronomical objects wur discoverit wi its telescopes.

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