ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY OF JOSEP
The comet Hyakutake 1996b2 from the Benicŕssim Observatory,
photographied the 1996 April 17th with a (T) 173/1050mm in focus with a Fuji film
Ph.D. Josep Ma.
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J.Trigo is interested in the dynamics of planetary atmospheres
and in the primitive bodies of the Solar System, especially comets, asteroids and
meteoroids. These interplanetary objects are remnants from the accretional processes
happened during the Solar System formation . Their properties will throw light on the
nature and evolution of the protoplanetary disk. J.Trigo is physicist at the University of
Valčncia, founding member of the Spanish Meteor and Cometary Society (SOMYCE) and the
International Meteor Organization (IMO). He is also member of "Grup d'Estudis
Astronňmics" (GEA) and of the "Associacio de cičncies de la Terra i el
OUR PROJECT: AN ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY IN
The observatory is located in our house in the outside of
Benicŕssim, a small and turistic town in Castelló province. In this inter-city zone
between Benicŕssim and Castelló villages the light pollution is great but our interest
for the astronomy is constant and we think that our activities cannot to be interfered by
our place residence. The definitive installation of the dome and the instruments it will
be in the near future and it is a project of Josep Trigo, his wife: Helena Valero and our
friend Bertus van Gemeren. At this moment our principal problem is the light pollution of
the street lights. The SOMYCE and GEA associations are developing a intensive campaign to
raise conscience about the great problem of light
pollution. The dark vision of the night sky must be a heritage of the humanity!
In this moment the observatory is in course of construction but at this moment we are
- A 20.6cm newtonian telescope
- A 17.3cm aperture to f:6 newtonian telescope with off-axis follower.
- A 13cm aperture to f:4 newtonian telescope "comet hunt" In the future we will
shelter a telescope of 30 cm of aperture or greater destined to comet and asteroids
search. At this moment we have installed its great mounting.
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