MPC observatory code 106
Longitude: 14o 04' 16" East; Latitude: 45o 56' 45" North; Altitude: 726 m
First Published November 10, 1995
Crni Vrh Observatory is operated by a group of dedicated observers. We run a Comet and Asteroid Search Program named PIKA after a Slovene acronym. For that purpose, we designed and built a 0.6-m, f/3.3 Cichocki telescope (named after B. Cichocki). It is custom made, advanced technology, wide-field imaging system, designed for sky survey applications. Since 2004, it operates as a remote robotic telescope. It nightly scans the sky and returns new discoveries of small Solar System bodies, which sometimes threaten our home planet Earth. Recent software upgrade enable us also discovery of distant cosmic explosions such as supernovae, Gamma Ray Bursts and variable stars. See also our 2 minute video presentation and recent updates of the PIKA project.

2000 and 2010 Shoemaker Grant Recipient

Last Images
Periodic Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
False color unfiltered image of periodic comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, obtained in moonlight conditions on 2022 Jan. 14/15 (23h10-1h15UT) with 60-cm, f/3.3 Deltagraph telescope and CCD. Exposure time was 125 minutes (25x300 second). Image scale is 1.6 arc sec/pixel. This set of images was obtained to test the properties of a new 60-cm telescope autoguiding system. Copyright © 2022 by J. Skvarc, Crni Vrh Observatory.
Periodic Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
False color unfiltered image of periodic comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, obtained on 2022 Jan. 2 (2h24-2h35UT) with 60-cm, f/3.3 Deltagraph telescope and CCD. Exposure time 10 minutes (10x60 second). Image scale is 3.2 arc sec/pixel. Copyright © 2022 by H. Mikuz, Crni Vrh Observatory.
Comet C/2021 A1 (Leonard)
Wide filed image of comet C/2021 A1 (Leonard), obtained on 2021 December 28 (around 20h UT) from the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (ORM) on La Palma, Canary Islands, with Canon 50 mm, f/1.8 lens (closed to f/2) and Canon M100 camera. Exposure time was 5 minutes (10x30 seconds) at ISO 800 The comet tail extends for about 20 degrees. Copyright © 2021 by Jure Skvarc.

Comet C/2021 A1 (Leonard)
Image of comet C/2021 A1 (Leonard), obtained on 2021 December 28 (19h39-19h46UT) from the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (ORM) on La Palma, Canary Islands, with 200 mm, f/3.2 hypergraph and Canon 6D camera. Exposure time was 5 minutes (20x15 seconds) at ISO 3200. Image scale is 5.4 arc sec/pixel. Copyright © 2021 by Jure Skvarc.

Comet C/2021 A1 (Leonard)
Image of comet C/2021 A1 (Leonard), obtained on 2021 December 27 (19h44-19h49UT) from the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (ORM) on La Palma, Canary Islands, with 400 mm, f/4 lens and Canon 6D camera. Exposure time was 5 minutes (10x30 seconds) at ISO 3200. Image scale is 2.9 arc sec/pixel. Copyright © 2021 by Jure Skvarc.

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