Telescopio Nazionale Galileo

The Telescopio Nazionale Galileo, or TNG, is a 3.58m Italian telescope located on the island of San Miguel de La Palma (or, more simply, La Palma), in the Canary Islands archipelago. It is one of the largest telescopes hosted by the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, a very important observing site in the northern hemisphere. It is now operated by the “Fundación Galileo Galilei, Fundación Canaria”, a no-profit institution which manages the telescope on behalf of INAF, the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics. The telescope saw its first light in 1998.

The science based on observational data from the TNG is varied. Proposed observing programs go from the study of the planets and minor bodies of the solar system up to researches of cosmological interest (e.g. large-scale structure of the Universe and systems of galaxies).

Image credit: INAF


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