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Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory

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Andrushivka astronomical observatory


Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory (Ukrainian: Андрушівська астрономічна обсерваторія) is a private astronomical observatory in the town suburbs of Andrushivka, Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine. It was established in 2001. The founder and director of the observatory is Yuri Ivashchenko. The observatory has IAU observatory code A50.

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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. On August 25, 2008 another main belt asteroid was discovered which was named 274301 Wikipedia after the encyclopedia in January 2013.

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List of discovered minor planets

More than a hundred minor planets were discovered at the Andrushivka Astronomical Observatory, not counting yet unnumbered bodies such as the near-Earth object of the Apollo group, 2008 KB12, for which the observatory will be likely credited with its discovery by the Minor Planet Center.

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