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BRIXIIS 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.  .

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.

I decided in 2014 to start with astro-spectroscopy. The observatory was extended in august 2014 with a L200 spectroscope with several gratings from 150 l/mm to 1800 l/mm and is adapted to a Celestron 11” telescope with Starlight-Xpress Trius SX814. The observatory was also extended in march 2016 with a ALPY600 spectroscope for use on the 0.4-m f/4 telescope (without correction)

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

-    Occasionally astro-spectroscopy of bright 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, in particular 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


C11 0.28-m f/10 telescope

L200 spectrograph gratings:


1200,1800 l/mm

Trius SX814 camera

ALPY600 spectroscope