Astronomy Field Trip Tenerife 2016


 Some snapshots...

Taking in the view

Approaching Teide Observatory

Two teams of four students
were trained to use the Mons
telescope during the one-week
field trip. The students calculated
object coordinates and moved
the telescope manually using the
setting circles.



Team 'EOG'

Team 'EOG'

Team 'EOG'

Team 'EOG'

Team 'BB'

Team 'BB'

Team 'BB'

Team 'BB'

Rotating the Mons dome
In addition to using the Mons
telescope, the students visited
some of the other telescopes
at the Teide Observatory.


Visiting the IAC-80 telescope

Visiting the Gregor solar telescope

Observing with a Dobsonian *

Group photo 'EOG' and Milky Way


Group photo 'BB' and Milky Way


Group photo and Milky Way


Group photo and Milky Way

* Click here for more images taken
during an observing session using
an 80 cm Dobsonian telescope
courtesy of Cosmos Tenerife.





Group photo and observatory

Group photo and Mount Teide



 Some panoramas...




Observatory seen from the top of Mount Teide
Under Construction


 Some astrophotography...




Star trails over Teide Observatory
Nikon D7100 DSLR + 10mm fisheye lens
Stack of one-minute exposures taken over about an hour

Milky Way over the Mons dome
Nikon D7100 DSLR + 10mm fisheye lens
Single one-minute exposure
Some movies of stars circling over Teide Observatory:

Stars circling Polaris

Star trails

Star trails
(with 'shooting star' effect)


Stars over Mount Teide
Nikon D7100 DSLR + 10mm fisheye lens
Single one-minute exposure


Steve Barrett    July 2016

S.D.Barrett@liv.ac.uk

All images Steve Barrett 2016

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