Teide park: Solar System observation

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Discover the wonders of our Solar system: Sun surface activity, Moon and planets observation

Highlights

  • Special h-alpha telescope designed for solar observation.
  • Small group of people like a private tour, no more than 10.
  • Certified starlight guide with over 25 years of experience in astrophotography.

Description

When the Moon is visible and high in the sky, it does not allow deep sky objects to be seen; but it is a great opportunity to see our solar system! Starting one hour before sunset by safely observing the sun, our star. With a powerful 120mm refractor and Daystar’s special H-alpha filter you will be able to see the sun’s incredible surface activity: The chromosphere, the ‘surface’ of the continuously moving gas above the photosphere . The protuberances, huge flame-like jets of solar plasma four or five times the size of the Earth. The spicules, very fast jets of solar mass reaching 30 or 50 km/s, these phenomena last only a few minutes and we can literally see their movement through the telescope. The sunspots, cooler areas thousands of km large connected to the sun’s complicated magnetic field. After observing the sun, you will wait for sunset at one of the best observation points on the island taking advantage to shoot some stunning souvenir photos. later in twilight, a different telescope will be pointed on Moon, I will explain how it was formed, why there are thousands of craters and some lesser-known features of our natural satellite. Depending on the season, you will be able to see some of the planets of the solar system: the most spectacular ones offering more surface detail are Jupiter and its moons, Saturn with its incredible rings, Venus and Mars. Finally, we will make an observation of the sky with the naked eye to learn to recognise the constellations and dimensions not only of our solar system but of the entire known universe.

Includes

Observation trough special H-alpha solar telescope and planetary telescope.

Important Information

  • Meeting time change during seasons according to sunset time, also meeting point can change according to weather condition. You will receive meeting point and time at the morning of same day.

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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