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The Roque de los Muchachos Observatory

on La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain


Domes on the edge of the Caldera de Taburiente

Happy new year on La Palma !

The dome of the new italian Galileo telescope

The 3.5m Galileo telescope is a twin of ESO's NTT

The dome of the 2.5m Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT)

A Cherenkov telescope in the HEGRA detector field

Cherenkov telescope and the trail of Sirius

Cherenkov telescope pointing towards the northern sky

Astronomers do it at night :)

Slideshow / Astro-Pictures

Coordinates: Altitude:
17o52.8' W
28o45.5' N
2327m

Observatory page (IAC)

Canary Islands information

View from satellite

Current weather

© all photographs taken by Sven Kohle and Till Credner