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Happy New Year 2017!
Dec. 19, 2016

"There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." (Leonard Cohen)

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC) send you this wish for Happy Holidays and Happy New Year 2017 with an image of the Fireworks Galaxy (NGC 6946) obtained with the OSIRIS instrument on this telescope at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (Garafía, La Palma), and with a phrase that invites optimism by Leonard Cohen, the singer and poet who was awarded the Spanish Principe de Asturias Prize, and who died during 2016. The image is part of the project "NIÉPCE: from negative to positive" with which Astronomy pays homage to Photography, on its 200th anniversary, for permitting a giant step forward in the collection of observational data from telescopes.

More information: “NIÉPCE: from the negative to the positive”, a tribute of astronomy to photography

 

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