Buchloe Public Observatory

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Public observatory with dome and 2 telescopic huts

The Volkssternwarte Buchloe is one of a amateur astronomical supervised association observatory (IAU Observatory code # 215). It is located south of Buchloe . Its geographical position is 10 ° 43 '54 "east longitude and 48 ° 00' 58" north latitude , 636  m above sea level. NN .


In 1981 amateur astronomers founded the working group “Sternfreunde der VHS Buchloe”. In 1987 the members built an observatory consisting of an observation hut with a sliding roof. In 1997 the "Astronomical Society Buchloe eV" was founded as the successor organization to the "Sternfreunde". In 2003 the observatory area was expanded to include several telescopic parking spaces and a second, movable hut. A 2.7 meter dome was erected in 2013.

The members look after the observatory and are active in many areas of astronomy , such as astrophotography , observation of the sun , deep-sky objects and brightness measurements and astrometry of comets , small planets , variable stars .

The public observatory Buchloe regularly offers public sky observations.


The main instrument is a Newtonian telescope with a mirror diameter of 44 centimeters and a focal length of 2.003 meters on a massive equatorial mount in a sliding roof hut .

Another Newtonian telescope with a diameter of 20.3 centimeters and a focal length of 0.914 meters and an APO refractor with a diameter of 12.7 centimeters and a focal length of 0.95 meters are in a second observation hut equatorial mount housed.

In the 2.7 meter dome there is a Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope with a 30 centimeter aperture and three meter focal length (with reducer / field flattener 2.4 m) on an equatorial mount with an articulated column, which is mainly used for CCD photography .

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Coordinates: 48 ° 1 '2 "  N , 10 ° 43' 58"  E