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Location: Observatorio del Teide, Tenerife, Spain
Property: Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), Spain
Operated by: Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), Spain
Operative since: 1972
Phone: +34 922605242 Fax: +34 922605210
Email: Web Page:
Full address: c/ Vía Láctea s/n
38205 La Laguna. Spain
Description: It is a 1.52 meter telescope optimized for the infrared with equatorial mount, a Cassegrain focus and F/13.8 in a Dall-Kirkham type configuration.
Its common-user instrumentation includes: (i) the infrared camera CAIN, a mosaic of 256 x 256 HgCdTe photoelectric elements (NICMOS technology), with sensibility in the 1 - 2.5 micron range; (ii) since June 2004 the new 1 - 5 micron infrared photometer FIN.
The TCS has been used for a wide range of infrared observational programmes, from large-scale Galactic Centre mapping to stellar oscillations. A programme of continuous improvements is in progress.
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Funding sources: Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias
Contact Person:
Name: Oscoz, Alex Role/Function: Telescope Manager
Email: Phone: +34 922605242
Fax: +34 922605210  Institution: INSTITUTO DE ASTROFISICA DE CANARIAS
Full Address: Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias
C/ Vía Láctea, s/n
E-38205 - La Laguna, S/C de Tenerife

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