Jura Observatory

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Jura Observatory
Alternative names Observatoire Astronomique Jurassien-Vicques Edit this at Wikidata
Organization Jura Astronomy Society (Société jurassienne d'astronomie)
Observatory code 185
Location Vicques, Canton of Jura, Switzerland.
Coordinates 47°21′10″N 7°25′18″E / 47.35278°N 7.42167°E / 47.35278; 7.42167Coordinates: 47°21′10″N 7°25′18″E / 47.35278°N 7.42167°E / 47.35278; 7.42167
Altitude 505 m
Established 1993
Website www.jura-observatory.ch
Télescope Bernard Comte "TBC61" Cassegrain/Nasmith
Jura Observatory is located in Switzerland
Jura Observatory
Location of Jura Observatory
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Minor planets discovered: 8 [1]
see § List of discovered minor planets

The Jura Observatory (French: Observatoire astronomique jurassien) is an astronomical observatory owned and operated by the Jura Astronomy Society (French: Société Jurassienne d'Astronomie; SJA). Built in 1993/1998, it is located near Vicques in the Canton of Jura, Switzerland. Its IAU observatory code is 185.

On August 28, 2008, Michel Ory discovered the periodic comet P/2008 Q2 (Ory) at the observatory.

Oukaïmeden Observatory[edit]

The Jura Astronomy Society, in collaboration with French amateur astronomer Claudine Rinner and the Cadi Ayyad University, also participates in the Morocco Oukaïmeden Sky Survey (MOSS), using a remote 0.5-meter telescope at Oukaïmeden Observatory (J43), which is operated by the university since 2007. The observatory is located in the High Atlas mountains, 50 kilometers south of Marrakech, Morocco.[2]

List of discovered minor planets[edit]

42113 Jura 15 January 2001 list
42191 Thurmann 14 February 2001 list
46095 Frédérickoby 15 March 2001 list
77755 Delémont 13 August 2001 list
(289600) 2005 GR9 1 April 2005 list
360762 FRIPON 4 January 2005 list
(450390) 2005 PN5 8 August 2005 list
(469748) 2005 PO5 9 August 2005 list

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 14 November 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 
  2. ^ "Morocco Oukaïmeden Sky Survey". MOSS Observatory. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 23 November 2016. 

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