The 90 cm Westerlund Telescope, Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala
Lon. 17 38 51.8E, Lat. 59 50 14.9N, Alt. 51 m

Left to right: Installation, primary mirror, CCD camera, dome shutter opening, telescope truss tube


Local time is UTC+2[hours].
Date     UTC-Time Az/Alt/Phase Event          Duration
YYYYMMDD  HH MM   Dir/Deg/Day                  HH MM
20180425  19 32       38deg    Moon culminate
20180425  22 47                Midnight
20180426  02 44   WNW 12d old  Moonset
20180426  03 02       ENE      SUNRISE
                               Day             15 31
20180426  10 47                Midday
20180426  13 34    E  12d old  Moonrise
20180426  18 33       WNW      SUNSET
                               Twilight night  08 27
20180426  20 21       34deg    Moon culminate
20180426  22 47                Midnight
20180427  03 00       ENE      SUNRISE
                               Day             15 36
20180427  03 00    W  13d old  Moonset
20180427  10 47                Midday
20180427  14 58    E  13d old  Moonrise
20180427  18 36       WNW      SUNSET
                               Twilight       >00 50
Astronomical almanac for this location around the time of the last page load. Times are rounded to the nearest minute.
Red: The Sun rises.
Cyan: Twilight condition.
Green: Astronomical night.
Yellow: The Moon is up during night conditions.
Black: Additional information.

The Westerlund telescope was installed in its 6 m diameter dome on the fifth floor of Ångström Laboratory in October, 2003. It is a 90 cm classical Cassegrain reflector with two Nasmyth foci for semi-permanent mounting of different types of instrumentation. The main purpose of the telescope is undergraduate education and introduction to practical astronomical observation methods. The telescope is also used for professional research projects.

Left to right: M57 observed with the Westerlund Telescope, Rosetta space craft fly-by 050304, Comet 17P Holmes 071119 (median filtered)


Current status
Double filter wheel and ST1001E camera mounted at left Nasmyth focus.
UVRI filters installed in internal ST1001E filter wheel (open position available).
Eyepiece mounted at right Nasmyth focus.
Tube sock is not mounted.
Script available to add FITS header keywords during sequence imaging.

Detailed information

Observatory
Safety information (local access)
Telescope information
The flatfield system project
The dome control project
The sub-aperture and tube sock project
Instrumentation
Detectors
Eyepieces
Filters
Sub-aperture mask (local access)
Light-shielding tube cover (local access)
Wind protecting slit cloth (local access)
Flatfield screen (local access)
Observing
Applying for observing time
Almanac and observing schedule
Daytime observations (local access)
Standard objects
Observing aids
Weather
Observation log
User manual (local access)
Data archiving (local access)
Archive search
Technical information
Cabling (local access)
Control software
Derotator (local access)
Dome (local access)
Errors and problems (local access)
Filter wheels (local access)
Hand paddle (local access)
Maintenance (local access)
Support equipments (local access)
Telescope and instrument status (local access)
Image gallery
Telescope and site
Astronomical objects
Add an image to the gallery (local access)
Outreach
Publications
Undergraduate exam project opportunities in astronomy ("Förslag på examensarbeten")
Special-event/sky shows/visits

Astronomers in charge

Prof. Nikolai Piskunov
Dr. Ola Karlsson (gallery maintenance)
PhD. Anna Önehag

Contact information

Phone to telescope control room: 018-471 3038

For all telescope/site related inquiries, please send an email to .



Note: The telescope is not open for public nighttime use. Please refer to the telescope shows in the observatory park.


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