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GREGOR Solar Telescope, Spain

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Carretera del Observatorio del Teide
38591 Güímar
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Güímar, Spain
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N28° 18' 6.48" W16° 30' 38.52"   (28.3018, -16.5107)
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GREGOR is a solar telescope, equipped with a 1.5 m primary mirror. located at the Teide Observatory on Tenerife in the Canary Islands. It replaces the older Gregory Coudé Telescope and was inaugurated on May 21, 2012. First light was on March 12, 2009 (2009-03-12).GREGOR is the third-largest solar telescope in the world, after the Big Bear Observatory and the McMath-Pierce solar telescope. It is aimed at observing the solar photosphere and chromosphere at visible and infrared wavelengths. GREGOR sports a high-order adaptive optics (AO) system with a 256-actuator deformable mirrors and a 156-subaperture Shack-Hartmann wavefront sensor. Efforts are underway to implement multi-conjugate AO in 2014.


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GREGOR Solar Telescope

Address: Carretera del Observatorio del Teide, 38591 Güímar, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain