Parc de Telescopis is the outdoor space of the COU dedicated to observing the sky, both day and night. The Park consists of three buildings with astronomical domes and space for the installation of portable COU telescopes.
The equipment of Parc de Telescopis consists of:
PARC DE TELESCOPIS
A 50-centimeter-diameter Dall-Kirkham catadioptric telescope, located in the Observatori-Aula. A new space that combines the functions of an observatory with the space enabled for 68 seated people to enjoy astronomical observation. This telescope is fully automated and contains the equipment needed to obtain high quality astronomical images.
A 40-centimeter-diameter Schmidt-Cassegrain catadioptric telescope, located in the Big Dome. This fully automated telescope is completed with the necessary equipment for obtaining high quality astronomical images.
A refracting telescope of 15 centimeters in diameter and very high optical quality, located in the Small Dome. This exceptional telescope is completed with the necessary equipment to obtain high quality astronomical images and with the most advanced equipment to allow the observation of the Sun with a telescope.
A coelostat. This device consists of a system for tracking and obtaining real-time images of the Sun. These images are automatically projected on the ground floor of the Big Dome, allowing the observation of a solar disk with more than a meter in diameter.
A set of portable telescopes with their accessories, consisting of more than 20 telescopes of various optical types: refractors, Newton reflectors and catadioptrics. They will allow the observation of the sky as close as possible to the night visitors of the COU.