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Teide Observatory

Teide Observatory
Organization Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias
Location Tenerife
Coordinates
Altitude 2,390 m. (7,841 ft.)
Established 1964

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. Later the emphasis for optical telescopes shifted more towards Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma. It is considered one of the world's major observatories.

Telescopes

Solar telescopes


Nocturnal telescopes

Radio telescopes for cosmic microwave background astronomy

Other buildings on the site

The observatory has a visitors' centre and a residencia (hostel) for astronomers.

See also

External links

  • Observatorio del Teide website

References


fr:Observatoire du Teide
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