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The Astronomical Observatory,
Roque de Los Muchachos
Deze pagina in Nederlands
The telescopes at the Roque de Los Muchachos are run by 2 different organisations, representing several different countries.
At 2450 meters above sea level the air quality is excellent, but a bit thin. Most of the 'thinking work' is better done in the offices in Santa Cruz, at sea level.
The buildings are not open to the public except 3 or 4 times each summer on Open Days.
Place: Roque de los Muchachos
Date: 2001
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services Clear skies above, and light cloud down below at about 1500 meters.
The William Herschel Telescope (large dome on left)
Carlsberg Meridian Telescope (small longish building below the WHT)
Dutch Open telescope (Rounded dome on tall open metal framework)
Swedish Solar tower (vertical tower)
Isaac Newton Telescope (second from right)
Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope (far right)
 
Place: Roque de los Muchachos
Date: 2001
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The Dutch Open telescope (DOT), for solar observation, with its protective covers closed.
 
Place: Roque de Los Muchachos
Date: 2008-09
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The Dutch Open is open for business.
This is a solar telescope and the canopy can sometimes be seen it is open position.
 
Place: Roque de los Muchachos
Date: 2001
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The Swedish Solar tower (vertical tower)with the NOT in the background (Nordic Optic Telescope) and DOT to the right.
 
Place: Roque de los Muchachos
Date: 2001
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The Italian Galileo National Telescope almost enveloped in upsurging cloud.
 
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Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services The "Italian" telescope.
 
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Place: Roque de los Muchachos
Date: 2001
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services No eye-piece on this monster telescope!
Information recieved is captured by computers and sent to laboratories for analysis.
Photos show top (left) and bottom (right) parts of Isaac Newton Telescope.
 
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Place: Roque de los Muchachos
Date: 2001
Copyright: Brian Smith, BTS Internet Services he Isaac Newton Telescope and down below offices, recreation areas and sleeping quarters for local and visiting astronomers.
 
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For more information about the telescopes:
    IAC - Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias
    ING - IsaacNewton Group of Telescopes
    NOT - Nordic Optical Telescope<#NL#
Meer informatie over de telescopenvindt u:
    IAC - Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias
    ING - IsaacNewton Group of Telescopes
    NOT - Nordic Optical Telescope
For more information about the telescopes:
    IAC - Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias
    ING - IsaacNewton Group of Telescopes
    NOT - Nordic Optical Telescope
    ESO - European Southern Observatory
 
The Observatory, Roque de Los Muchachos, La Palma, Canary Islands
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