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Xinglong Station (NAOC)

Xinglong Station
The observatory buildings
OrganizationNational Astronomical Observatory of China 
Observatory code 327 
LocationYanshan County, People's Republic of China
Altitude900 m (3,000 ft)[1]
Observing time230 nights per year 
Established1968 [1]
TelescopesXinglong 1-m Telescope
Xinglong 1.26-m Telescope
Xinglong 2.16-m Telescope
Xinglong 50-cm Telescope
Xinglong 60-cm Telescope
Xinglong 60/90-cm Schmidt Telescope
Xinglong 80-cm Telescope
Xinglong 85-cm Telescope
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Xinglong Station (simplified Chinese: 兴隆观测基地; traditional Chinese: 興隆觀測基地; pinyin: Xīnglóng guāncè jīdì) is an observatory (IAU code 327) situated south of the main peak of the Yanshan mountains in Hebei province, China. Installed are seven telescopes: a Mark-III photoelectric astrolabe; a 60 cm reflector; an 85 cm reflector; a 60/90 cm Schmidt telescope; a 1.26-meter infrared telescope; and a 2.16-meter telescope. The most recent telescope is the 4m LAMOST. As of 2014 the observatory installed a 5.2-meter telescope as part of their Gamma-ray astronomy program, known colloquially as Sām Tām for its aggressive focal length. It is a popular tourist site.

Discovered minor planets: 3 [2]
31196 Yulong December 24, 1997
48799 Tashikuergan October 8, 1997
58418 Luguhu January 26, 1996

See also


  1. ^ a b "About the Xinglong Observatory" . Retrieved 22 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)" . Minor Planet Center. 23 March 2016. Retrieved 1 April 2016.

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