After a panel discussion about technical aspects featuring some of the participants in the conference, the author from La Palma Elsa López read out (between two...
News"Preserving the Skies" closes with a call for help from the main entities related to the protection of the night sky.
NewsAena and the IAC collaborate in the renewal of the lighting of the Tenerife South Airport
The Technical Office for the Protection of the Quality of the Sky (OTPC) of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) is collaborating with the engineers...
DocumentAnalysis of seeing measurements from the La Palma RoboDIMM
ANALYSIS OF SEEING MEASUREMENTS FROM THE LA PALMA RoboDIMM1* May 2009 Antonia M. Varela(1), Casiana Muñoz-Tuñón(1), Jesús J. Fuensalida(1) & Jean Vernin(2) (1)...
Atmospheric extinction evaluates the sky transparency. Besides the natural extinction due to the molecules of the atmosphere, other sources of sky transparency...
NewsCasiana Muñoz -Tuñón, new Deputy Director of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias
Casiana, an astrophysicist expert in galaxies, and Principal Investigator of the international collaboration ESTALLIDOS, will also lead the Sky Quality Group of...
NewsCASIANA MUÑOZ-TUÑÓN “ If they aren’t controlled, in only a few years the satellite constellations will have a serious impact on ground-based astronomy”
Between 3rd and 8th October the Conference “Dark and Quiet Skies for Science and Society” will be held in La Palma. It will convene a small group of specialists...
ProjectCharacterization of the Canary Island Observatories
The IAC has long been aware of the importance of promoting initiatives for the characterization and protection of the Canarian Observatories (Roque de los...
ParameterCN2 turbulent vertical distribution
The optical turbulence is caused by the fluctuations in the index of refraction of the air. The refractive-index structure constant of the turbulence, Cn2, is a...
DocumentComplementary note: DIMM (ELT-DS) calibration
Héctor Vázquez Ramió, casiana Muñoz Tuñón, Antonia M. Varela, Jesús J. Fuensalida. Complementary note: DIMM (ELT-DS) calibration