GranTeCan telescope, La Palma

GranTeCan telescope, La Palma

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Credit: BABAK TAFRESHI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: GranTeCan telescope. View inside the Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC, or GranTeCan) at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, La Palma, Canary Islands. This 10.4-metre reflecting telescope is located at an altitude of 2267 metres and was the world's largest single-aperture optical telescope when it opened in 2009. It is operated by institutions from Spain, the USA and Mexico.

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