San Antonio Volcano Astronomical Viewpoint

INFORMATION

  • Latitude: 28º 29′ 10,7″ N
  • Length: 17º 50′ 54,1″ W
  • Altitude: 633 m.
  • Municipality: Fuencaliente

A viewpoint designed to show how the point where the sun sets changes through the year. Vertical stones (stelae) show where the Solstices and Equinoxes occur. The panel describes the link between the sun and our ancestors the Awara. It has a signpost pointing to Polaris, and a wheel-planisphere to help locate the circumpolar constellations: the Big Dipper and Cassiopeia.

SITUATION

HORIZON STELLARIUM

High quality (11,22 MB)
Medium quality (6,25 MB)
Low quality (2,37 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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