Merate Astronomical Observatory


Merate Astronomical Observatory is an old observatory in Merate (Lecco), Italy. It has housed a 1-meter Zeiss telescope since 1926.

Merate Astronomical Observatory
Telescopio Zeiss di Merate - esterno 1.jpg
Observatory code 096 Edit this on Wikidata
LocationMerate, Province of Lecco, Lombardy, Italy
Coordinates45°42′22″N 9°25′42″E / 45.7061°N 9.42833°E / 45.7061; 9.42833Coordinates: 45°42′22″N 9°25′42″E / 45.7061°N 9.42833°E / 45.7061; 9.42833
Altitude362 m (1,188 ft) Edit this at Wikidata
Established1923 Edit this on Wikidata Edit this at Wikidata
Zeiss di Merate1 meter Zeiss
Merate Astronomical Observatory is located in Italy
Merate Astronomical Observatory
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This Zeiss di Merate is a reflecting telescope on an equatorial mount and is one of the largest telescopes funded by the Regno d'Italia ("Kingdom of Italy") before Italy became republic in 1946.

The same type of Zeiss telescope was also installed at the Hamburg-Bergedorf Observatory and the Royal Observatory of Belgium.[1]


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  1. ^ Henry C. King (1955). The History of the Telescope. Courier Corporation. p. 347. ISBN 978-0-486-43265-6.