TÜBİTAK National Observatory (Turkish: TÜBİTAK Ulusal Gozlemevi, TUG) is a ground-based astronomical observatory operated by the TUG Institute of the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK).
TÜBİTAK Turkish National Observatory was established in 1991, it is located at an altitude of 2,450 m (8,040 ft) in Bakırtepe, around 50 km (31 mi) west-southwest of Antalya in southern Turkey. Turkish National Observatory is operated under the administration of TUG Institute of TUBITAK (Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey)and located approximately 50 kilometers south-west of Antalya, Turkey.
There are five telescopes installed in Bakırtepe:
– RTT150 – Russian-Turkish 1.5-m Telescope (formerly AZT-22) (2001)
– T100 (ACE RC1.0) – 1.0 m Ritchey–Chrétien telescope (2009)
– T60 (OMI RC06) – 0.6 m Ritchey–Chrétien telescope (2008)
– YT40 (Meade LX200GPS) – 0.4 m Schmidt–Cassegrain telescope (2006)
– ROTSEIIID Robotic Optical Transient Search Experiment
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