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Calar Alto Observatory-CAHA

The German-Spanish Astronomical Centre at Calar Alto is located in the Sierra de Los Filabres (Andalucia, Southern Spain) north of Almeria. It is operated jointly by the Max-Planck-Institut fuer Astronomie (MPIA) in Heidelberg, Germany, and the Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (CSIC) in Granada/Spain. Calar Alto provides three telescopes with apertures of 1.23 m, 2.2 m and 3.5 m to the general community. A 1.5 m-telescope, also located on the mountain, is operated under the control of the Observatory of Madrid.
News articles associated with 'Calar Alto Observatory-CAHA' [chronologically, reverse order]

A new look into the Whirlpool Galaxy

— 11 Jun 2010 12:30 | Astronomy

The Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) is a classic, a real must that now gets into Calar Alto Documentary Photo Gallery with this impressive photo obtained with the Zeiss 1.23 m reflector. The…

Calar Alto: The CALIFA project starts up

— 12 May 2010 12:25 | Astronomy

The CALIFA survey will observe sample of 600 selected galaxies in the local universe, using more than 200 observing nights with the Zeiss 3.5 m telescope of Calar Alto Observatory.…

A new class of dim supernovae

— 5 Jun 2009 18:02 | Astronomy

Core-collapse (or gravitational) supernovae are among the most energetic and violent events in the universe. They constitute the final tremendous explosions that end the life cycles…

Calar Alto mirrors in space

— 15 May 2009 06:13 | Astronomy

The space telescope Herschel is the largest space-borne observatory to date, carrying the biggest astronomical mirror ever launched into orbit. Calar Alto Observatory has participated…

The coolest and oldest objects in the galaxy measured from Calar Alto

— 14 Feb 2009 09:50 | Astronomy

Spiral galaxies as our own are made up from several structural components. Their most outstanding part is a flat disc where stars and gas trace graceful spiral arms. In the centre of…

NGC 7331: A large spiral galaxy

— 20 Oct 2008 11:25 | Astronomy

The spiral galaxy NGC 7331, in Pegasus, can be seen with small telescopes under dark skies as a faint fuzzy spot. It is an island universe similar to our own Galaxy (or maybe somewhat…

Halos of planetary nebulae revealed

— 11 Sep 2008 15:09 | Astronomy

Stars without enough mass to turn into exploding supernovae end their lives blowing away most of their mass in a non-explosive, but intense stellar wind. Only a hot stellar core remains…

18 billions of suns support Einstein's theory

— 17 Apr 2008 13:18 | Astronomy

Astronomers have confirmed the binary nature of OJ 287, a very massive black hole in the centre of a very distant galaxy in the constellation of Cancer. A central black hole, with a…

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