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The Skibotn Astrophysical Observatory is a unit run by our group. The observatory has coordinates: Longitude: E 20 deg 21.9'  ;  Latitude: N 69 deg 20.9'. The main instrument is a 0.5 m. R-C Cassegrain telescope that is the the largest optical telescope in Norway. The telescope have been used mainly for teaching purposes and for development and testing equipment. Accurate photometry has been always a problem due to the activity of the aurora borealis. However recently, since the development of the TCP photometer, which minimize this contribution, the facility has started to be used by guest observers of other countries for their research programs. To accept visitors, please contact Jan-Erik Solheim.

 

 
 

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