8 Sights in La Orotava, Spain (with Map and Images)

Here you can find interesting sights in La Orotava, Spain. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 8 sights are available in La Orotava, Spain.

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1. MONS Telescope

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Teide Observatory, IAU code 954, is an astronomical observatory on Mount Teide at 2,390 metres (7,840 ft), located on Tenerife, Spain. It has been operated by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias since its inauguration 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.

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2. TELESCOPIO CARLOS SÁNCHEZ

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The Telescopio Carlos Sánchez is a 1.52 m Dall-Kirkham type infrared telescope with an equatorial mount and an f/13.8 Cassegrain focus. It is located at Observatorio del Teide on Tenerife, and is operated by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. It was built in 1971 by the United Kingdom and has been used for a wide range of infrared observational programmes, from large-scale Galactic Centre mapping to stellar oscillations.

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3. Bradford Robotic Telescope

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Bradford Robotic Telescope Houstontower / Public domain

The Bradford Robotic Telescope (BRT) is an autonomous astronomical telescope located at Teide Observatory, Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It is owned by the University of Bradford and was built between 2002 and 2004 for remote use by schools and individuals worldwide. As of November 2009, the observatory has returned over 70,000 images and has more than 23,000 users.

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4. GREGOR

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GREGOR is a solar telescope, equipped with a 1.5 m primary mirror, located at 2,390 m altitude at the Teide Observatory on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It replaces the older Gregory Coudé Telescope and was inaugurated on May 21, 2012. First light, using a 1 metre test mirror, was on March 12, 2009.

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5. Optical Ground Station

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The ESA Optical Ground Station is the European Space Agency's ground based observatory at the Teide Observatory on Tenerife, Spain, built for the observation of space debris. OGS is part of the Artemis experiment and is operated by the IAC and Ataman Science S. L. U.

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6. GroundBIRD

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GroundBIRD is an experiment to observe the cosmic microwave background at 145 and 220GHz. It aims to observe the B-mode polarisation signal from inflation in the early universe. It is located at Teide Observatory, on the island of Tenerife in the Canary Islands.

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7. Thémis

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The Solar Magnetic and Instability Research Solar Telescope, or THEMIS for short, is a French solar telescope located at Tenerifetted Observatory in Canary Islands, which is used to study solar magnetism and instability.

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8. Vacuum Tower Telescope

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The Vacuum Tower Telescope is an evacuated-optics solar telescope located at the Teide Observatory on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It is operated by the Kiepenheuer-Institut für Sonnenphysik (KIS).

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