The Astronomical Observatory of Col Drusciè

14 November 2016

The Astronomical Observatory of Col Drusciè “Helmut Ullrich” is located in Cortina d’Ampezzo, in the heart of the Dolomites, at 1780 mt. level. Inside the two domes, are placed a Newtonian telescope of 50 cm. in diameter and a Schmidt Cassegrain Celestron 11 “.
The Observatory of Col Drusciè is visited annually by hundreds of fans, students and curious, who can admire the wonders of the sky from a very privileged position, with a clear sky and very low light pollution.
The sophisticated and innovative control system via Internet “Sky on the Web” dominates the entire management of the night: from pointing to the recovery, emergency management weather, to archiving and unloading the images on their home computer.
The observatory researchers are primarily concerned with studies of comets and observations of galaxies to search for supernovae.
Under the program CROSS (Col Drusciè Reomote Observatory Supernova Search program) have already been discovered thirty supernova and a planet, called “Cortina d’Ampezzo”.

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