1996 CA9. Discovered 1996 Feb. 15 by U. Munari and M. Tombelli at Cima Ekar.

Named for the mountain town and region hosting the largest astronomical observatory on Italian territory. When dedicated in 1942, the 1.2-m telescope was the largest in Europe; a 1.8-m Cassegrain reflector was added in 1973. The observatory has been particularly active in the discovery and photometric and spectroscopic monitoring of all types of variables, including supernovae. A program to discover new minor planets has been conducted with Asiago Schmidts since 1993. (M 30478)

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