Los Molinos Observatory

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Los Molinos Observatory
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Telescopes at Los Molinos Observatory
Alternative names Observatorio Astronómico Los Molinos Edit this at Wikidata
Organization Universidad de la República Edit this on Wikidata
Observatory code 844 Edit this on Wikidata
Location Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates 34°45′19″S 56°11′25″W / 34.75539°S 56.19022°W / -34.75539; -56.19022Coordinates: 34°45′19″S 56°11′25″W / 34.75539°S 56.19022°W / -34.75539; -56.19022
Altitude 28 m (92 ft) Edit this at Wikidata
Established 1994 Edit this on Wikidata
Website www.oalm.gub.uy/en/index.html Edit this at Wikidata
Los Molinos Observatory is located in Uruguay
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Los Molinos Observatory (Spanish: Observatorio Astronómico Los Molinos, OALM; obs. code: 844) is an astronomical observatory owned by the Ministerio de Educación y Cultura de Uruguay and operated in collaboration with the University of the Republic's Astronomy Department. It is located near the city of Las Piedras, on the outskirts of Montevideo, Uruguay.[1]

The observatory is actively involved in follow-up observations of small bodies in the Solar System such as asteroids and comets.[2] It has the observatory code 844.[3]

The main-belt asteroid 10476 Los Molinos, discovered by American astronomer Schelte Bus at the Siding Spring Observatory in 1981, was named after this observatory.[2] The official naming citation was published on 13 April 2017 by the Minor Planet Center (M.P.C. 103975).[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Who we are". OALM. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "10476 Los Molinos(1981 EY38)". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "List of Observatory Codes". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 844 303.80982 0.822499 -0.566884 Observatorio Astronomico Los Molinos 
  4. ^ "MPC/MPO/MPS Archive". Minor Planet Center. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "(68853) Vaimaca". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "(73342) Guyunusa". JPL Small-Body Database Browser. Retrieved 28 August 2015. 
  7. ^ "VSX J034330.8-442815". The International Variable Star Index – AAVSO. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 
  8. ^ "VSX J074722.4+220414". The International Variable Star Index – AAVSO. Retrieved 16 April 2017. 

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