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Telescopio Nazionale Galileo
La Palma, Canary Islands

The Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG), with a primary mirror of 3.58m, is the national facility of the Italian astronomical community, and is located at Roque de Los Muchachos Observatory (ORM). It was operated by the Centro Galileo Galilei (CGG) which was created in 1997 by the Consorzio Nazionale per l'Astronomia e l'Astrofisica (CNAA). In 2002 it became a part of the Italian National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) which is ensuring its financial support. TNG is equipped with 5 instruments which are permanently operating on its foci and offer a large variety of observing modes covering the optical and near infrared wavelength ranges and spanning from broad band imaging to high resolution spectroscopy.

Aperture: 3.58 meters   Latitude: 28°45'14.65
First light: 1998 Longitude: 17°53'20.76
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Elevation: 2387 meters