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Astronomical Observatory

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The BRIXIIS observatory is a privat astronomical observatory that you can find in Kruibeke, Belgium. About 10 km South of Antwerp near the river 'De Schelde”. The observatory is running and operated by me (Erik Bryssinck)

BRIXIIS  was builded in 2005 and houses an 0.4-m diameter telescope initial on a 10Micron GM2000 Qci mount and upgraded to a ASA DDM85 standard mount in june 2013.  In june 2012 was the SBIG ST-10XME camera upgraded to a scientific SBIG STL-6303E camera.  The SBIG ST-10XME camera should be still used for narrowband photometry on bright comets.

In the same year 2005, a couple of months before starting of building the observatory, I started with observing comets and do af(rho)-measurements on comets in collaboration for CARA-team of Italy.

The observatory was started with a program for Minor planets (astrometry) in 2009 and the observatory was allocated with observatory-code B96 by the Minor Planet Center on april 2009.

The main work for BRIXIIS observatory is:

-    Afρ measurements in broadband and narrowband of comets in collaboration for CARA-       project

-    Cometary astrometry

-    Confirmation of new Near Earth Objects to improve the calculation of the orbits.

-    Occasionally sky-survey for search of NEO & comets

What is BRIXIIS meaning ? BRIXIIS is the oldest spelling found of my surname (ca.1293).

Welcome to the website of BRIXIIS Observatory, the main work of 
the observatory is observations of comets, more specifically astrometry, photometry and Afρ

ORION OPTICS AG16 telescope,

O.-4m f/3,8

Correction Wynne based

Camera: STL-6303E

Photometric Custom Scientific BVRI-Clear

Astrodonn SLOAN  

r’2 & i’2 filters

FLI ATLAS focuser

ASA DDM85 mount

Pixelres.: 1.2 arcs