The Spilit of Nippon Kogaku Tokyo
Historical Nikon 91cm
Nikon Kenkyukai Dodaira Meeting
The Dodaira Astronomical Observatory is located in the Mt. Dodaira
above sea level 876 m in Saitama Prefecture near Tokyo.
This dome was built in the Mitsui shipyard
The DODAIRA's Observatory Dome
Nikon 91cm Astronomical Photographic Reflector
The Nikon 91cm Astronomical Photographic Reflector
You can remember the Dodaira Astronomical Observatory by
the report of the Nikon Kenkyukai
June 2005 meeting
Beautiful Nikon 91cm Reflector and Dome
Historical Nikon 91cm Astronomical Photographic Reflector
Left: Dome Controller, Right: Telescope Controllers
NHK TV Program
The NHK news gathering crew visited the the Dodaira Astronomical Observatory on the day when Nikon Kenkyukai members gathered in that place. The report of that day was broadcast in the Japanese whole country on October 19, 2007.
The NHK News Gathering Crew
They were interested in the big telescope
The staff in the TV station interviewed Nikon Kenkyukai
Dinner at the Astronomical Observatory
We enjoyed ourselves over dinner at a restaurant Dodaira Observatory.
Dinner in Astronomical Observatory
Delicious Beer of Local, OGAWA
Great Seeing by Nikon
A big dome in the astronomical observatory opens quietly,
and the cold night sky appeared.
Very Excellent Big Telescope Nikon 91cm
You can see the stellar light directly
Grand Reflector Nikon 91cm Super Light
The Brilliant Nippon Kogaku Tokyo Crest
Historical Value of Dodaira Observatory
A lot of cost is necessary to maintain an old astronomical observatory.
The late Koichiro Tomita and scientists in Tokyo astronomical observatory
ALL WE LOVE DODAIRA
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