On 17th February in the year 1988 an important discovery was carried out by the Vainu Bappu Observatory. They discovered a new planet and had named it as 4130 Ramaanujam after the famous mathematician Srinivas Ramaanujam. From India it was the first such discovery.
With the help of the telescope housed in the Vainu Bappu University a lot of front line scientific activities have been carried out. The front line scientific experiments include observation of stars, star clusters, galaxies other solar system objects, reflection of gamma rays and stellar observation is also possible with the help of the telescope that is present in the observatory.
The largest telescope placed in the Vainu Bappu Observatory has highly specialised technical appendages in order to keep the functioning of the telescope in a proper manner. The special technical features of Vainu Bappu Observatory include a high-resolution spectrometer and a powerful camera mainly used to capture solar images. The various experiments that have been carried out in the Vainu Bappu Observatory have received a lot of praise throughout the country.
Thus, Vainu Bappu Observatory is one of the field stations of Indian Institute of Astro Physics mainly devoted to research activities with the help of observation.
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