Tag Archives: Castelgrande Observatory

Press Release on CastelGAUSS advancements

The Asteroid Day, which is celebrated on June 30, is an annual international event declared by the United Nations Organization in December 2016 with the goal to spread awareness among general public about asteroids, their research, their usage, their hazards and the methods of Earth protection against them. The celebration date had been selected in […]

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BepiColombo pass tracked by CastelGAUSS Observatory

CastelGAUSS Observatory has been employed to track the BepiColombo spacecraft, during its gravitational slingshot around Earth. CatelGAUSS project is GAUSS‘ remote observatory for space objects, created, managed and operated by GAUSS, with an administrative and scientific cooperation involving KIAM and the Municipality of Castelgrande. The slingshot (the first of nine) was used to bend BepiColombo’s […]

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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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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 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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