About two hours after sunset the sky is dark enough to see all the deep space objects. From the beginning of May until the middle of August the sun is to bright even in the middle of the night to se faint objects.

  • The Moon, countless craters and mountain chains can be studied in detail with the telescope.
  • Planets in the Solar system are always easily visible in the telescope. Jupiter moons and Saturn’s rings and moons are always interesting to study.
  • A few times per year a comet is visible in the night sky, usually you need a telescope to be able to see them, ex. Lulin in the spring of 2009.
  • Countless open clusters are visible with the telescope. Some are also visible in binoculars, ex Pleiades and M37.
  • In our galaxy there are 158 known globular clusters. In the northern sky depending on the season ten or so are easily visible with the telescope, ex. M13 och M3.
  • Only a few nubulas are easily visible directly in a telescope, ex. the Orion Nebula and the Ring Nebula. Most nebulas are very small or very faint and are only photographically visible with the telescope.
  • In the Universe there are billions of galaxies only a few are easily visible in a telescope, M31, M51 and M101. Most galaxies are faint and far away and can only been observed photographically with a telescope.

With the naked eye at the observatory you often se the Milky Way stretching from horizon to horizon. Sometimes you also se aurora borealis (northern polar light), meteors (falling stars), satellites, ISS space station and Iridium flares.


During daytime you can observe the sun and sometimes se sunspots. The Moon is also visible but not as clear as viewed in darkness. The planets Venus, Mercury and Mars are also often visible with the telescope.