Telescopes above the clouds in La Palma


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A panoramic view from the top of El Roque de Los Muchachos, in La Palma Canary island, where stands a huge complex with 15 telescopes, some of the largest telescopes in the world – many of them visible in the background – from 19 nations, that are using the best night sky in Europe to explore the cosmos. The main telescopes visible in the image, are, from left to right: Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG),  Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC), The MAGIC I and IItelescopes (Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov Telescopes) as seen below in the center of the image, Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT) with the silver dome, and William Herschel Telescope (WHT) the biggest white dome in the picture.

| Panoramica –  Canon 50D – ISO500 18mm at f/5.6; Exp. 1/8000 secs. in 30/09/2013 at: 15h45 AM

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