OBSERVATORY

The place of observation is located near the city of Loreto, a little town of central Italy.

Given the dominant position, it was necessary to take into account the high exposure to winds that would have been subjected to the wooden shelter of the instrument.

Therefore, a solid anchoring to the perimeter wall is foreseen, by means of two stainless steel bars.

The works began with the casting of the concrete base anchoring it to the screed by means of laterally inserted anchor bolts.

Above the original floor, a wooden platform was created with the task of attenuating the vibrations and reducing the micro-turbulence caused from the hot air masses coming from the inhabited rooms below.

A WIFI / LAN Network was subsequently installed that allows remote control of the instrument from inside the house.

Today the observatory houses a main Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope measuring 9.25 "in diameter and 2350 mm focal length, as well as a 72 mm apochromatic refractor with an open diameter of f/6.

Currently they are used for deep-sky, planetary, Astrometry and Supernovae research with the self-developed program called SARS, in independent collaboration with the group ISSP (Italian Supernovae Search Project), discovering today many transients in distant galaxies (SAO/NASA - Astrophysics Data System).