Eschenberg Observatory

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Eschenberg Observatory
Sternwarte eschenberg.JPG
OrganizationAstronomical Society of Winterthur
Observatory code151 Edit this on Wikidata
LocationWinterthur, Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
Coordinates47°28′29″N 8°44′34″E / 47.474694°N 8.742806°E / 47.474694; 8.742806Coordinates: 47°28′29″N 8°44′34″E / 47.474694°N 8.742806°E / 47.474694; 8.742806
Altitude542 metres (1,778 ft)
Eschenberg Observatory is located in Switzerland
Eschenberg Observatory
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Eschenberg Observatory (German: Sternwarte Eschenberg) is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by the Astronomical Society of Winterthur. It is located in northeastern Switzerland in Winterthur and was founded in 1979.[1]

The outer main-belt asteroid 96206 Eschenberg, discovered by Freimut Börngen at the Karl Schwarzschild Observatory in 1992, was named for the observatory;[1] the official naming citation was published by the Minor Planet Center on 9 June 2017 (M.P.C. 105279).[2]

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  1. ^ a b "96206 Eschenberg (1992 SU17)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 13 June 2017.
  2. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 13 June 2017.

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