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Georgian National Astrophysical Observatory (The Abastumani Observatory) has been founded by Eugene Kharadze in 1932. It is located some 250 km from the capital Tbilisi, in the southern part of Georgia. The Kanobili mountain that hosts this observatory is covered with coniferous forest and is 1650-1700 m. above sea level. The average number of clear nights are 150 per year. The seeing is good.
Ten telescopes have been mounted between 1934 and 1978. Most of them are functional also now.
Surroundings of the observatory are picturesque, forest-covered hills, fresh air, mountain rivers... The Rabati Complex (beautiful fortress with the Mosque, the Church and the Synagogue standing side-by-side) is around 30 km and the famous cave city Vardzia is 100 km away from here.