Category Archives: Space Debris Observation

IAA Regional Symposium on Space Debris Observations from Basilicata

The “IAA Regional Symposium of Space Debris Observations from Basilicata” is going to be held on 9 and 10 July 2019 on Toppo di Castelgrande (Province of Potenza) in the Basilicata Region (South of Italy) where the Astronomical Observatory of Castelgrande is located.  The event is organized by the Municipality of Castelgrande and the Company GAUSS […]

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IAA Italian Regional Symposium on Space Debris Observations from Basilicata

The “IAA Italian Regional Symposium of Space Debris Observations from Basilicata” organized by the Municipality of Castelgrande and the Company GAUSS Srl, sponsored by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) intends to address the topics related to Space Debris, offering insights deriving from studies and first-hand researches.  Location: the Symposium will take place on Toppo di […]

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Monitoring Services

Castelgrande Observatory provides the following services: Measurements from the Astronomical Observatory of Castelgrande (location of CastelGAUSS Project): the customer can perform positional measurements (orbit determination) with 1-2 arcseconds accuracy. The estimated cost of one observational campaign is €3,000.   With the entire ISON Network*: possibility of involving at least 5 telescopes of the network –  […]

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CastelGAUSS Project presented at IAC 2018

On October 4, at the 69th International Astronautical Congress (IAC2018), a GAUSS collaborator – Sergei Schmalz, Astronomer of KIAM Institute – involved in CastelGAUSS Project, gave an interactive presentation on the present results of the ISON-Castelgrande Observatory, during the session dedicated to the area of Space Debris (16th IAA Symposium on Space Debris).  CastelGAUSS Observatory (located in Basilicata […]

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CastelGAUSS first successful observation of a GRB’s optical afterglow

GAUSS and KIAM collaborators, working in the CastelGauss Project at the Astronomical Observatory of Castelgrande (in Basilicata Region, Italy, part of the ISON Network), have performed an optical observation of the field of GRB 180720B on July 20, 2018, detecting optical afterglow with their 22-cm aperture telescope and obtaining a large number of images. The coordinates of the identification are J2000 […]

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CastelGauss Observatory was assigned an MPC code

Now GAUSS Observatory of Castelgrande has an MPC code!  The MPC is the 3-digit unique identifier designated by the Minor Planet Center to the astronomical observatories, in order to list them in a worldwide register and ease the report of their astrometric observation. The site code of ISON-Castelgrande Observatory is L28 and its geographical coordinates are 15.46339 […]

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