El Carmen Astronomical Viewpoint – Canopus

INFORMATION

  • Latitude: 28º 41′ 42,8″ N
  • Length: 17º 45′ 38,4″ W
  • Altitude: 97,9 m.
  • Municipality: Santa Cruz de La Palma

Although this viewpoint is close to the centre of the island’s capital, it gives spectacular views of the sky to the east and south. Its theme is the ancient mythological view of the sea, the religious background of the inhabitants of the Canary Islands and the link to the star Canopus, main star of the constellation Argo Navis, the Ship. Moreover, it has four sky charts which facilitate the identification of constellations. It has a signpost pointing to Polaris, and a wheel-planisphere which helps locate the circumpolar constellations: the Dipper and Cassiopeia.

SITUATION

HORIZON STELLARIUM

High quality (12,06 MB)
Medium quality (6,78 MB)
Low quality (2,65 MB)
360º Horizon of this Astronomical Viewpoint for the program Stellarium.
Instructions to open a new 360º horizon in the program Stellarium here
If you don’t have the program Horizon Stellarium, you can download it in the website www.stellarium.org
Stars Island La Palma, turismo de estrellas, Isla de La Palma, Canarias

VISIT THE OBSERVATORY

The Roque de los Muchachos Observatory is open to visitors.
Take this chance and enjoy the stars from one of the most privileged sites on the planet for astronomic observations.

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