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Teide Observatory

Interesting places in Teide Observatory:
Carlos Sánchez Infrared Telescope (TCS)   Bradford Robotic Telescope
Optical Ground Station (OGS)   Mons Telescope
Vacuum Tower Telescope   IAC-80 Telescope
CMB experiments  

The Observatorio del Teide (Teide Observatory) is an astronomical observatory on Tenerife operated by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. Opened in 1964, it became one of the first major international observatories, attracting telescopes from different countries around the world because of the good astronomical seeing conditions (...)

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NGC 2903 Galaxy from IAC

NGC 2903 Galaxy from IAC
Made by José J. Chambó
NGC 2903 is a barred spiral galaxy placed into the constellation of Leo to a distance of 20,5 million light-years. Very similar to our Via Lactea in reference its structure and size, but by difference, this contains young massive star clusters instead of ancient globular clusters. Frames were taked and calibrated by Alfred Rosenberg and Daniel López with the IAC-80 Telescope from Teide Observatory in Canary Islands (Spain), during a online session on which I participated, and afterwards I processed this image. More info into the Blog  C O M E T O G R A F I A  (in Spanish)

Great Hercules from IAC

Great Hercules from IAC
Made by José J. Chambó
The Hercules Great Cluster, is the brightest globular cluster on the sky, at limit of visibility at naked eye. It contains more than 500.000 stars concentrated in only 145 light-years wide in our galaxy outskirts (to 25.000 light-years distant). Photographically it is looks yellow because the great amount of giant-red stars (golden coloured) that it contains. More info into the Blog  C O M E T O G R A F I A  (in Spanish)

Whirlpool Galaxy

Whirlpool Galaxy
Made by José J. Chambó
Whirlpool is the classical spiral galaxy placed in the constellation of Greyhounds, also it was one of the objects obtained by Alfred Rosenberg and Daniel López through the IAC-80 telescope in Teide Observatory during an online session of TeleAstronomía to which I attended on May 2011. More info into the Blog  C O M E T O G R A F I A  (in Spanish)

Ghost of Jupiter

Ghost of Jupiter
Made by José J. Chambó
Planetary nebula known as The Ghost of Jupiter. Observed with a small telescope it is shown as a small oval disk similar to Jupiter (hence your name). Is located in the Hydra constellation to 1.400 light-years and was discovered by William Herschel on 1785. More info into the Blog  C O M E T O G R A F I A  (in Spanish)

Spanish Twilight

Spanish Twilight
Made by astropablo
Panoramical view from the Observatory of Izaña, at an altitude of 2400 meters on the Tenerife island (Canary Islands, Spain). HDR technique was used to improve the image dynamic. On the right is visible the shape of the volcano Teide, the highest point on Spain with its 3718 m. The island of La Palma is visible at the extreme right, just above the horizon.

Spanish Twilight II

Spanish Twilight II
Made by astropablo
Panoramical view from the Observatory of Izaña, at an altitude of 2400 meters on the Tenerife island (Canary Islands, Spain). HDR technique was used to improve the image dynamic. At the center is visible the shape of the volcano Teide, the highest point on Spain with its altitude of 3718 m. The island of La Palma is on the right, just above the horizon.

Orión y alrededores

Orión y alrededores
Made by angelrls, El Lobo Rayado
Cámara CANON EOS400 D. Combinación de 5 imágenes de 5 minutos pulsando continuamente el botón disparador de la cámara. 800 ASA, F 5.6, 36mm focal (equivalente en cámara convencional). Seguimiento sobre LX200 10. Había bastante calima en el ambiente. Sábado 10 de marzo desde el Observatorio del Teide.

OGS Telescope

OGS Telescope
Made by aallan
The 1m OGS Telescope built by the European Space Agency in 1998 which serves as an optical ground station for satellite communications. Located at the Observatorio del Teide on Tenerife.

Puesta de Sol sobre Teide y calima en las Cañadas

Puesta de Sol sobre Teide y calima en las Cañadas
Made by angelrls, El Lobo Rayado
Combinación de dos imágenes, una de corta exposición para coger el cielo y otra de larga exposición para conseguir el efecto de la calima y los detalles en el Teide. CANON EOS 400D el 10 de marzo de 2007 desde La Pirámide Solar en el Observatorio del Teide (Tenerife)

The Fading Light

The Fading Light
Made by minophis
I was walking and camping in Tenerife in 2006. I camped out without a tent just near the observatories (and just outside the national park boundry). When I saw the sunset I had to photograph it. This was about 7900 feet above sea level and a lot colder than it looks.

STARE Telescope

STARE Telescope
Made by aallan
The STARE telescope at the Observatorio del Teide on Tenerife, with the main peak of Mt. Teide in the background.

Jupiter & Milky Way over Observatory

Jupiter & Milky Way over Observatory
Made by Cestomano
Júpiter, en Sagitario, muy cerca (visualmente) del centro de la Vía Láctea. Más abajo, la campana de contaminación lumínica del sur de Tenerife y algunas cúpulas del Observatorio del Teide.

IAC80 Telescope

IAC80 Telescope
Made by astropablo
Cassegrain telescope of 80cm shooted during a dome flat-fields imaging sequence for calibration, in the Observatory of Izaña in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain). IAC stands for Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias.

...and Day

...and Day
Made by Cestomano
Torres solares en el Observatorio del Teide, Izaña. Tenerife, Islas Canarias. Solar Towers at Teide Observatory, Izaña. Tenerife, Canary Islands. Atardecer, cirros en el cielo. Sunset, high clouds in the sky.

Bradford Robotic Telescope Instrument Mast

Bradford Robotic Telescope Instrument Mast
Made by aallan
Romote monitoring instrument mast attached to the Bradford Robotic Telescope at the Observatorio del Teide on Tenerife.

Night...

Night...
Made by Cestomano
Torres solares en el Observatorio del Teide, Izaña. Tenerife, Islas Canarias. Solar Towers at Teide Observatory, Izaña. Tenerife, Canary Islands. Noche, cielo despejado. Night, clear sky.

Mt. Teide

Mt. Teide
Made by aallan
Looking north east from the Observatorio del Teide on Tenerife towards the peak of Mt. Teide.

Top End of STELLA-I

Top End of STELLA-I
Made by aallan
The top end of one of the two STELLA telescopes located at the Observatorio del Teide on Tenerife.

Bradford Robotic Telescope

Bradford Robotic Telescope
Made by aallan
The Bradford Robotic Telescope at the Observatorio del Teide on Tenerife.

Observatorio del Teide

Observatorio del Teide
Made by aallan
Two of the solar telescopes at the Observatorio del Teide on Tenerife.



Nearest places of interest:

IAC-80 Telescope
Tenerife
Arico
Tunel de Güimar / Autopista TF-1
  Carlos Sánchez Infrared Telescope (TCS)
Mons Telescope
Optical Ground Station (OGS)
Bradford Robotic Telescope

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