Template:Infobox telescope

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For space-based telescopes, use: {{Infobox space telescope}}.

Usage[edit]

{{{name}}}
[[File:{{{image}}}|frameless]]
{{{caption}}}
Organization {{{organization}}} or {{{organisation}}}
Location {{{location}}}
Coordinates {{{coords}}}
Altitude {{{altitude}}}
Weather {{{weather}}}
Wavelength {{{wavelength}}}
Built {{{built}}}
First light {{{first_light}}}
Telescope style {{{style}}}
Diameter {{{diameter}}}
Secondary dia. {{{diameter2}}}
Tertiary dia. {{{diameter3}}}
Angular resolution {{{angular_resolution}}}
Collecting area {{{area}}}
Focal length {{{focal_length}}}
Dome {{{dome}}}
Website {{{website}}}
Commons page Related media on Wikimedia Commons
{{Infobox telescope
| name               =
| background         = <!--(background color for name)-->
| image              = <!--e.g. [[File:Astrophotography.jpg|250px|alt=You may place alt text here.]]-->
| caption            =
| organization       =
| location           =
| coords             = <!-- {{Coord|LAT|LON|type:landmark_region:XX|display=inline,title}} -->
| altitude           =
| weather            =
| wavelength         =
| built              =
| first_light        = <!-- {{Start date|YYYY|MM|DD}} -->
| website            = <!-- {{{URL|example.com}} -->
| style              =
| diameter           =
| diameter2          =
| diameter3          =
| angular_resolution =
| area               =
| focal_length       =
| mounting           =
| dome               =
| commons            = <!-- (Page or category name at Commons) -->
}}

Parameters[edit]

Parameters in bold are required.

Parameter Description
name Telescope's name.
background Background color for name.
image Picture of the telescope (use full wikicode).
caption Picture caption (if necessary).
organization Organization responsible for telescope.
location Telescope's location.
coords Telescope's coordinates. Use {{coord}} with display=inline,title and the correct ISO 3166-2 region code.
altitude Height of the telescope above sea-level. Use meters.
weather Average weather conditions at the telescope.
wavelength Wavelengths on which the telescope operates.
built Dates of construction.
first_light Date of telescope's first (celestial) observation. Use {{Start date}}
style Telescope's style (type), e.g. Ritchey-Chrétien, Gregorian, Refractor
diameter Telescope's primary mirror/lens diameter.
diameter2 Telescope's secondary mirror diameter.
diameter3 Telescope's tertiary mirror diameter (if any).
angular_resolution Telescope's angular resolution.
area Telescope's collecting area.
focal_length Telescope's focal length, e.g. "f/3.3 (16.76 m)".
mounting Telescope's mounting, e.g. Equatorial or Altazimuth.
dome Information about the telescope's dome.
website The URL of the telescope's website. use {{URL}}
commons The appropriate page or category name at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates[edit]

For coordinates, use {{coord}} with display=inline,title. Please do not be overly precise.

Microformat[edit]

The HTML mark up produced by this template includes an hCard microformat, which makes the place-name and location parsable by computers, either acting automatically to catalogue article across Wikipedia, or via a browser tool operated by a person, to (for example) add the subject to an address book. Within the hCard is a Geo microformat, which additionally makes the coordinates (latitude & longitude) parsable, so that they can be, say, looked up on a map, or downloaded to a GPS unit. For more information about the use of microformats on Wikipedia, please see the microformat project.

Sub-templates[edit]

If the place or venue has an "established", "founded", "opened" or similar date, use {{start date}} unless the date is before 1583 CE.

If it has a URL, use {{URL}}.

Please do not remove instances of these sub-templates.

Classes[edit]

hCard uses HTML classes including:

  • adr
  • agent
  • category
  • county-name
  • extended-address
  • fn
  • label
  • locality
  • nickname
  • note
  • org
  • region
  • street-address
  • uid
  • url
  • vcard

Geo is produced by calling {{coord}}, and uses HTML classes:

  • geo
  • latitude
  • longitude

Please do not rename or remove these classes nor collapse nested elements which use them.

Precision[edit]

When giving coordinates, please use an appropriate level of precision. Do not use {{coord}}'s |name= parameter.