Purple Mountain Observatory

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Purple Mountain Observatory
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Purple Mountain Observatory
Organization Chinese Academy of Sciences
Code 330  
Location Nanjing, Jiangsu Province
Altitude 267 m (876 ft)
Established 1934

Purple Mountain Observatory is an observatory that uses telescopes to look at the stars for new objects in space. It can be found on the Purple Mountain in Nanjing, China.

Many asteroids were found at the observatory. Asteroids found include the Trojan asteroids 2223 Sarpedon, 2260 Neoptolemus, 2363 Cebriones, 2456 Palamedes, and 3494 Purple Mountain.