Meaning of Special Astrophysical Observatory

Spe'cial Astrophys'ical Observ"atory

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  1. an astronomical observatory located on Mount Pastukhov near Cherkessk in the Caucasus, in the SW Russian Federation, having a 236-in. (6-m) reflecting telescope, the largest in the world.
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