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
20240413  04 25   NNE  6d old  Moonrise
20240413  10 50                Midday
20240413  15 14       58deg    Moon culminate
20240413  18 03       WNW      SUNSET
                               Twilight        03 08
20240413  21 11   WNW to  NW   Moonlight       03 16
20240413  22 49                Midnight
20240414  00 27                Twilight        03 08
20240414  02 14   NNW  7d old  Moonset
20240414  03 35       ENE      SUNRISE
                               Day             14 30
20240414  05 13   NNE  7d old  Moonrise
20240414  10 50                Midday
20240414  16 10       58deg    Moon culminate
20240414  18 05       WNW      SUNSET
                               Twilight        03 13
20240414  21 18    W  to  NW   Moonlight       03 02
20240414  22 49                Midnight
20240415  00 20                Twilight        03 12
20240415  02 47   NNW  8d old  Moonset
20240415  03 32       ENE      SUNRISE
                               Day            >00 54
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

Safety information (local access)
Telescope information
The flatfield system project
The dome control project
The sub-aperture and tube sock project
Sub-aperture mask (local access)
Light-shielding tube cover (local access)
Wind protecting slit cloth (local access)
Flatfield screen (local access)
Applying for observing time
Almanac and observing schedule
Daytime observations (local access)
Standard objects
Observing aids
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)
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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