La Venta Astronomical Viewpoint

INFORMATION

  • Latitude: 28º 36′ 49,0″ N
  • Length: 17º 49′ 23,4″ W
  • Altitude: 1.320 m.
  • Municipality: Breña Baja

A viewpoint with exceptional conditions for educational observation of the night sky. Its main panel describes the winter constellation of Orion, invites the visitor to observe it, and explains its link to past cultures. It also compares the size of the stars and their apparent size from our point of view. 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 (14,77 MB)
Medium quality (8,03 MB)
Low quality (3,71 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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