Astrophysical instrumentation

Projects

Since the 1980s the Instrumentation Division has been developing instrumentation and experiments in the microwave range with the main objective of characterizing the radiation of the Cosmic Microwave Background (FCM) and other processes of galactic and extra-galactic emission.

  • Instrumento QUIJOTE visto desde la parte inferior
    QUIJOTE- Q-U-I JOint TEnerife CMB experiment

    QUIJOTE (Q-U-I JOint TEnerife CMB experiment) - is a program with two telescopes and a battery of instruments, installed in the Teide Observatory, dedicated to the characterization of the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background, in the frequency range 10-42 GHz.

    Rafael
    Rebolo López
  • Polarímetro CMB instalado en Izaña
    Polarímetro CMB

    A Cosmic Microwave Background Polarimeter

    Rafael
    Rebolo López
  • COSMOSOMAS
    COSMOSOMAS

    The COSMOSOMAS experiment was running for several years at the Observatorio del Teide, measuring fossil radiation of the universe arriving to the Earth in the form of microwaves.

    Rafael
    Rebolo López
  • VSA Extension en el observatorio de Izaña
    VSA Extension

    Very Small Array Extension

    Rafael
    Rebolo López