The observatory is maintained by its main observer Leonid Elenin, financially supported and managed by Igor Molotov (ISON coordinator).
|Location:||Located in the state of New Mexico (USA), 32°54′12′′ N 105°31′42′′ E, altitude 2217 m|
|Minor planet center code (МРС):||H15|
|Instruments:||40-cm telescope SANTEL-400 AN mounted on American firms mount Astro-Physics|
The main discoveries:
C/2010 X1 (Elenin) – the first comet discovered by a Russian astronomer for the last 20 years.
Comet C/2010 X1 (Elenin)
2013 TB80 – Near Earth asteroid.
Application of the present software substantially increased the number of observing asteroids and their observations. And in 2010 observatory entered the top-10 leading observatories for number of asteroids’ observations.
|Location:||Russia, 20 km from Kislovodsk (Shadzhatmaz plateau), altitude 2100 m|
|Minor planet center code (МРС):||D00|
|Instruments:||40-cm telescope Anatolii Sankovich design on form mount WSF240, field of view 105′ x 105′, 9.2-cm telescope GENON (VT-78)|
The main discoveries:
2012 RQ16 – Near Earth asteroid.
C/2012 S1 (ISON) – This comet was discovered on September 21, 2012, due to Vitaly Nevsky and Artem Novichenko.
P/2013 V3 (NEVSKI) – Comet was discovered by Vitaly Nevsky at night on the 6-7 of November, 2013.
Ussuriysk Astrophysical Observatory of FEB RAS created in 1953 (Sun Service Station) for regular observations of the Sun and solar activity.
|Location:||Russia, Primorsky Krai, Ussuriysk region, Gornotayezhnoye village, 43°41′95′′ N, 132°09′95′′ E, altitude 275 m|
|Minor planet center code (МРС):||C15|
|Instruments:||65-cm telescope SANTEL-650 on automated mount PMT-5. Field of view 130′ х 130′ on CCD camera FLI PL4301E chip 50 x 50 mm, size of the frame 3.08”/pix|
Andrushivka (Kiev) Astronomical Observatory (AAO)
Private observatory. Owner, manager and main observer is Yurii Ivashchenko.
|Location:||Ukraine, 170 km from Kyiv (47 km from Zhytomyr), 50°00’02.0” N, 28°59’50.3” E, altitude 240 m|
|Minor planet center code (МРС):||A50|
|Instruments:||Telescope Zeiss-600: aperture 60 cm, CCD-camera FLI PL09000 (size of the frame in a single binning survey 1528 х 1528 pixels)|