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Introduction

The Kle Observatory is a research institution belonging to few natural science centers of Southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic, supported by the South Bohemian Region. Our research projects are also supported by grants. The observatory is situated south of the top of Klet mountain (at altitude of 1070 m), southwest from the town of České Budějovice, where the seat of the directorship and observatory archive are located. Kle Observatory was founded in 1957 and therefore we can remember 50th anniversary of Kle Observatory (1957-2007).
There are one hundred and fifty clear nights per year with a good astronomical seeing on the average, as shows data from photographic observations of minor planets and comets since sixties. The number of clear nights is significantly higher than the average for the Czech Republic, which results from two main factors - altitude of the observatory (1070 m) is about two hundred meters above the average top of stratus clouds, that typically form above the Czech basin during inversion periods (frequent in autumn and winter), and dissolving of clouds by the foehn winds in the lee of Alp mountains.

Klet

MPC Observatory codes:

046 Kle Observatory, České Budějovice
246 Kle Observatory-KLENOT

Light Pollution
Light pollution in the Czech Republic (location of the Kle Observatory arrowed)



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Address :

Kle Observatory
Zátkovo nábřeží 4
CZ-370 01 České Budějovice
Czech Republic
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Last updated: 2011 Jan. 08. - 20:34:36 GMT