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Tonantzintla telescope: Monitoring nearby asteroids




Puebla (Notimex) - The Tonantzintla Schmidt Chamber telescope will monitor asteroids near earth as part of a new project to study their physical and orbital properties.

The chamber is in the facilities of the National Astrophysics, Electronics and Optics Institute in the state of Puebla.

The telescope has been in operation for 76 years.

The telescope's main use for the past three months has been to study the asteroids in the main asteroid belt and those in orbit closest to earth.

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