Telescope Instrumentation

Telescopes Quiz

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Telescopes are used to magnify distant objects. They are a vital tool for astronomy. Over the last few hundred years, scientists and engineers have built bigger and better telescopes, revealing the mysteries of the Universe. But how much do you know about telescopes on Earth and beyond?


GranTeCan Telescope

GranTeCan Telescope
Credit: GTC

The Gran Telescopio Canarias is also known as 'GranTeCan' or the 'GTC'. It sits 2,267 m up a mountain above the sea on La Palma. It is the largest telescope on the island. The GTC is owned by Spain, Mexico, and the University of Florida in the USA. It is looked after on the site by the local university, the IAC.

Ray Diagrams