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Fabra Observatory

Fabra Observatory in Collserola.

The Fabra Observatory (Catalan: Observatori Fabra, IPA: ) is an astronomical observatory located in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain pointed towards the south at 415 m of altitude over the level of the sea (latitude: 41,4184° N; longitude: 2,1239° E).

It was established in 1904 and belongs to the Reial Acadèmia de Ciències i Arts de Barcelona. Its main activity is the study of asteroids and comets. It's the fourth most ancient observatory in the world that is still functioning.

It was where the comet 32P/Comas Solà was discovered by Josep Comas Solà

See also

External links

  • Fabra Observatory
  • Official website of Fabra Observatory
  • Official website of the robotic Fabra-Montsec Observatory where the Baker-Nunn camera will be installed
  • Obsfabra Asteroid

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