::Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory


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Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory
New Amor asteroids
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Andrushivka<ref>List Of Amor Minor Planets (by designation) — Minor Planet Center</ref>
  • 2007 QA2
  • 2008 KB12

Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory (Ukrainian: Андрушівська астрономічна обсерваторія{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}) is a private astronomical observatory in the town suburbs of Andrushivka, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine. It was established in 2001.<ref name="UVG">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The founder and director of the observatory is Yuri Ivashchenko.

The observatory has IAU observatory code A50.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

On September 18, 2003 the observatory discovered a main-belt asteroid, which was later named after the town, 133293 Andrushivka. On October 17, 2007, 175636 Zvyagel was discovered at the observatory. It was named Zvyagel as it was the 750th anniversary of the city.<ref name="Schmadel2009">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=book }}</ref> On August 25, 2008 another main belt asteroid was discovered which was named 274301 Wikipedia after the encyclopedia in January 2013.<ref name="MPC82403">IAU Minor Planet Circular 82403 (January 27, 2013)</ref>

By 15 May 2014, more than 108 asteroids were discovered in the Andrushivka observatory.<ref>Minor Planet Discoverers — Minor Planet Center</ref>

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