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I continue my reports from observatories I have visited. This one is very special for me, I did my education in astrophysics at this place in the 1990s. My girlfriend and I took the car this weekend and visited Saltsjöbaden for a walk, only 30 km from where we live. We ended the walk up at the Stockholm's Observatory.

Some photos from this beautiful place:
http://www.astrofriend.eu/astronomy/observatory-sites/saltsjobaden-observatory/01-stockholms-observatory.html

One of the observatories at this photos is the astrograph which I already earlier had written about.

http://www.astrofriend.eu/astronomy/observatory-sites/saltsjobaden-astrograph/saltsjobaden-astrograph.html

Lars

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On 11/11/2020 at 20:50, Astrofriend said:

I continue my reports from observatories I have visited. This one is very special for me, I did my education in astrophysics at this place in the 1990s. My girlfriend and I took the car this weekend and visited Saltsjöbaden for a walk, only 30 km from where we live. We ended the walk up at the Stockholm's Observatory.

Some photos from this beautiful place:
http://www.astrofriend.eu/astronomy/observatory-sites/saltsjobaden-observatory/01-stockholms-observatory.html

One of the observatories at this photos is the astrograph which I already earlier had written about.

http://www.astrofriend.eu/astronomy/observatory-sites/saltsjobaden-astrograph/saltsjobaden-astrograph.html

Lars

Our late friend Per Frejvall lived in Stockholm and was involved with the old telescope there. Thanks for posting.

Olly

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Lovely observatory in a beautiful setting, thanks for sharing. 🙂

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Sad to see it looking a bit dilapidated- I hope it’s not abandoned?  Wish I’d taken a trip to see the beautiful buildings when I was in Stockholm the other week- will definitely make an effort to next time i have to go back

Mark

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Only the main observatory building is in use today, but amateur astronomers use the two of the other buildings. I have found some old photographs and added more links with information.

http://www.astrofriend.eu/astronomy/observatory-sites/saltsjobaden-observatory/01-stockholms-observatory.html

/Lars

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Hi Olly,

I knew Per, he had just walking distance to the telescopes. We talked about some ideas to have the astrograph in work again. But lot of work and expensive.

/Lars

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