DAVID PARKER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DAVID PARKER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Evening view of the dome of the 2.5 metre (100- inch) Isaac Newton Telescope at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma, in the Canary Islands. Originally commissioned in 1967 & located at the Royal Greenwich Observatory at Herstmonceux in Sussex, England, the instrument was moved to La Palma in 1984. The observatory is located at an altitude of 2400 metres (8000 feet).
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