- About observatory
- Main fields of research
- Digital archive of the Astrograph plates
- Open days
D in. = 50 cm
In 2009, a new optical-electronic instrument for Near-Earth objects (NEOs) was put into operation. Instrument consists of a telescope “Santel-500”, made to order by A.V. Sankovich (JSC “Santel-M”);. the light receiver: CCD matrix – FLI PL-9000 (3056 x 3056 pixels,12 x 12 microns). The telescope replaces the Central guide on the HPAI.
Characteristics of the new telescope:
All the guidance and tracking capabilities of the HPAI mount are preserved: the telescope can track both slowly moving space bodies like comets and asteroids and fast-moving low-orbit satellites with great accuracy.
ZEISS – 600
D = 60 cm
ASTROGRAPH ZEISS – 400
|D = 40 cm
F = 200 cm
Detector = plates 30 х 30cm
Main tasks: photographic positional observations of small bodies of the Solar system. Currently used for educational purposes.
In 1994 the Observatory was included in the system of continuously operating stations of the IGS (International geophysical service). GPS receiver SNR-8000 was installed on the territory.
The meteor camera (PatrolCa) was installed at the Zvenigorod observatory in 2011. Camera co-operates with other cameras: at the station “Istra” and the Geophysical observatory Mikhnevo (IDG RAS).
Limit of magnitude (for meteors)≈ +4.0m