Orioloromano Observatory

Summary

Oriolo Romano Observatory is an amateur astronomical observatory in Oriolo Romano, Viterbo, Italy. Built in 2007, the observatory has a Celestron 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain F/10 telescope. The observatory was designed to be fully robotic, uses a QSI WS40 CCD camera with clear filter for data acquisition. The observatory is only used for astronomical research and educational outreach. Website contains a guide to universities in the United States and in Italy specialized in physics, astrophysics and astronomy.

Orioloromano robotic observatory
Oriolo Romano Observatory.jpg
Organizationamateur astronomical observatory
LocationOriolo Romano, Viterbo, Italy
Coordinates42°10′10.3″N 12°8′16.8″E / 42.169528°N 12.138000°E / 42.169528; 12.138000Coordinates: 42°10′10.3″N 12°8′16.8″E / 42.169528°N 12.138000°E / 42.169528; 12.138000
Altitude400 metres (1,300 ft)
Websitehttps://sites.google.com/site/orioloromanoobservatory
Telescopes
Celestron CPC 820 cm Celestron CPC 8"
Sky Watcher guide scope80 ed
Orioloromano Observatory is located in Italy
Orioloromano Observatory
Location of Orioloromano robotic observatory
Observatory Dome Interior.

In addition to the "orioloromano observatory" being an astronomical observatory, it also functions as a local weather station with webcam always on line. The weather station's main purpose is to provide data for planning observing sessions by gathering information about the condition inside and outside the observatory. Conditions at the observatory are monitored and logged by a weather station. The station provides indoor and outdoor temperature as well as barometric pressure, humidity, rainfall, wind speed, direction and dew point. The data is reported real time, as well as logged. The station is configured to log and upload data to this website in 15-minute intervals. This data is also made available to forecasters, pilots, ships or anyone who needs it.

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