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Calar Alto Observatory

in the Sierra de los Filabres, Andalucía, Southern Spain.
Operated by the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie in Heidelberg and the Observatory of Madrid.


The dome of the 3.5m telescope at dawn

Thunder clouds above the biggest dome

Observing with the 1.2m telescope

The dome of the 1.2m telescope

The building of the 3.5m telescope

Light pollution from Gergal is getting a problem

Black holes at Calar Alto Observatory

The Schmidt and the spanish 1.5m telescope

The Zeiss 2.2m telescope

Slideshow / Astro-Pictures

Coordinates: Altitude:
2o 32.8' W
37o 13.4' N
2168m

Observatory page

MPI für Astronomie

Site map

Telescopes

View from satellite

Current weather

© all photographs taken by Sven Kohle and Till Credner