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
20180716  10 55                Midday
20180716  14 08       39deg    Moon culminate
20180716  19 53        NW      SUNSET
                               Twilight night  06 05
20180716  21 25   WNW  5d old  Moonset
20180716  22 56                Midnight
20180717  01 58        NE      SUNRISE
                               Day             17 54
20180717  08 08   ENE  6d old  Moonrise
20180717  10 55                Midday
20180717  14 59       34deg    Moon culminate
20180717  19 52        NW      SUNSET
                               Twilight night  06 08
20180717  21 41    W   6d old  Moonset
20180717  22 56                Midnight
20180718  02 00        NE      SUNRISE
                               Day            >07 47
20180718  09 35    E   7d old  Moonrise
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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