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Research Infrastructure

Gran Telescopio Canarias

Description The Gran Telescopio CANARIAS (GTC), is a 10.4m telescope with a segmented primary mirror. It is located in one of the top astronomical sites in the Northern Hemisphere: the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos (ORM, La Palma, Canary Islands). The GTC is a Spanish initiative leaded by the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC). The project is actively supported by the Spanish Government and the Local Government from the Canary Islands through the European Funds for Regional Development (FEDER) provided by the European Union. The project also includes the participation of Mexico (Instituto de Astronomía de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (IA-UNAM) and Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica (INAOE ) and the US University of Florida (UFL). This RI is an ICTS (Unique Scientific and Technological Infrastructure), included in the Spanish National Roadmap for RIs.
URL http://www.gtc.iac.es
Status Operational since 2009
Information Source www.gtc.iac.es
Scientific Domains Physical Sciences and Engineering
RI Categorization Telescopes
Location San José, Breña Baja, 38712, Canary Islands, Spain
MERIL URL http://portal.meril.eu/meril/view/facilitys/15110