Who are we and what we do
The Margherita Garden observatory is perhaps the only observatory in a stable position present at the moment in our town, with the advantage of being easily reachable by anyone in only a few minutes, however the light pollution has enormously increased nowadays and this heavily limits the telescope's operating capability. In fact the night sky, always very luminous, makes almost invisible, the diffused objects like nebulae. For this reason our activity is, at this moment, mainly oriented to the recording of planetary images, by webcam.
Our activity is essentially developed in two directions: first in the direction of research in astronomy, and so at the moment we are trying to affinate the techniques of recording and elaboration of planetary images. In addition We are estimating the possibilities of the use of a CCD, already in our possession, in photometry works.
Secondly the group target is to increase the interest of both young and old people in that wonderful science of astronomy. For this purpose evenings opened to the public are organized periodically. Usually the evenings dedicated to the public are monthly but upon request for groups of certain number of persons, the meetings can be carried out anytime. We also organize, annually, a course in astronomy opened to all. Information on the dates and the program are available from the already mentioned Association.
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