Tag Archives: Castelgrande Observatory

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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Castelgrande Observatory

GAUSS Srl is participating in the Castelgrande Observatory Mission, through the CastelGAUSS Project, providing technical assistance and its know-how in space debris research. Being the area of Toppo di Castelgrande – in the  Italian region of Basilicata – particularly suitable for space objects observation, it already hosted the astronomical observatory run by INAF-Capodimonte, with a 1.54 meter altazimuth telescope (TT1). Near […]

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Space Debris Observation

GAUSS develops remote controlled telescope stations equipped with automatic telescope mounts, light domes for equipment storing, PCs for telescopes control and remote management. GAUSS has been involved in the international study on Space Debris in the framework of IADC (Inter Agency Debris Committee) programs and, among others, is collaborating with the Russian Delegation (ROSCOSMOS). GAUSS has developed a […]

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