Observatory Vsetín

The Observatory Vsetín was found in 1950 by the local branch of Czechoslovak Astronomical Society.

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Brief history

Scientific equipments

  • Main telescope (refractore, focal distance 3 000 mm, diameter 200 mm), popularization of astronomy, night observation for public, observation of Sun
  • Guiding telescope (refractore, focal distance 2 800 mm, diameter 120 mm), not in use
  • View finder (refractore, diameter 90 mm) both comets photometry and night observation for public
  • BlackPearl (Newton, focal distance 1 200 mm, diameter 150 mm), comets photometry, retired on July 2008
  • Newton (Newton-type reflector, focal distance 1 700 mm, diameter of primary mirror 300 mm), comets photometry
  • CCD camera SBIG-ST7, comets photometry, possibly astrometry

Scientific activities

  • Lightning detection
  • Research of severe storms
  • Bulletin ATHENA

Popularization activities

Directors

  • Oldřich Křenek from July 1950 to January 1955
  • Tomáš Skandera from January 1955 to May 1971
  • Josef Blažek from May 1971 to January 1973
  • Jiří Haas from January 1973 to present

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