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Astrophysical Observatory

Name of the RI

Astrophysical Observatory

website of the RI

http://www.astr.lu.lv

Location of RI

Riekstukalns,

Baldone,

LV-2125

Latvia

Scientific domain(s) of the RI

Astronomy, Astrophysics

Type of RI

Single-sited

Research services at the RI

Photometric and spectral investigation of the carbon stars, maintenance of the carbon star catalog. Research of the Galaxy carbon star colour indice properties and spatial distribution

Equipment at the RI

Wide field Schmidt camera (correction plate 80 cm; mirror 120 cm; focal length 240 cm) with installed CCD camera and 4 degree objective prism.

Users

national users 10

users from other European countries 5

Status of RI

Since 1964, renewed in 2004

Key words

astronomy

Description of RI

Astrophysical observatory is part of the Institute of Astronomy at the University of Latvia.

Hosting Organization and its address

University of Latvia

Raina Blvd.19

Riga

Latvia

Administrator 

Ilgmārs Eglītis

Administrator’s Phone

+371 67932863

Administrator’s Contact e-mail

ilgmars@latnet.lv