Siding Spring Observatory

Astronomic observatorium in Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia

Siding Spring Observatory is an observatory near in Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia. It is a part of the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the Australian National University.

Siding Spring Observatory
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Siding Spring Mountain with Anglo-Australian Telescope dome visible near centre of image.
OrganizationResearch School of Astronomy & Astrophysics at the Australian National University
Observatory code413
LocationSiding Spring Mountain/Mount Woorat, near Coonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates31°16′24″S 149°03′52″E / 31.27333°S 149.06444°E / -31.27333; 149.06444Coordinates: 31°16′24″S 149°03′52″E / 31.27333°S 149.06444°E / -31.27333; 149.06444
Altitude1,165 m (3,822 ft)
Anglo-Australian Telescope3.9 m (13 ft) equatorial mount
UK Schmidt Telescope1.24 m (4 ft 1 in) Schmidt camera
Faulkes Telescope South2 m (6 ft 7 in) Ritchey-Chrétien telescope
Siding Spring 2.3 m Telescope2.3 m (7 ft 7 in) Advanced Technology Telescope
SkyMapper1.35 m (4 ft 5 in) wide-angle optical telescope
HAT-South telescopewide-field telescope
Solaris Telescope20 in (51 cm) Ritchey–Chrétien telescope
Uppsala Southern Schmidt TelescopeSchmidt Telescope
Automated Patrol Telescopewide-field CCD imaging telescope
iTelescope.Net ObservatoryRemote Public Telescopes
KMTNet2.2 m (7 ft 3 in) Korean Microlensing Telescope
Siding Spring Observatory is located in Australia
Siding Spring Observatory
Location of Siding Spring Observatory
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Mount Woorut
Siding Spring Mountain[1]
Mount Woorut is located in New South Wales
Mount Woorut
Mount Woorut
Location in New South Wales
Highest point
Elevation1,165 m (3,822 ft)
Parent peakMount Exmouth
Coordinates31°16′S 149°03′E / 31.267°S 149.050°E / -31.267; 149.050[1]
LocationCoonabarabran, New South Wales, Australia
Parent rangeWarrumbungles
Mountain typeVolcanic


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Mount Woorut". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 25 May 2015.

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