DIGITAL ASTRO TOUR
Observing directly through the telescope is a unique emotion, however as explained in this article, the human eye is unable to perceive the colors and finer details that photography is able to reveal. But photography is not in real time and sometimes it doesn’t give the same emotion as live. How then? Once again we are helped by technology and mathematics, with the technique called “live stacking” a special camera connected to the telescope will capture short live frames in a similar way to the human eye, at the same time a computer will “stack” the frames to form a sharp and detailed image in a few minutes and directly under your eyes. With this technique it will be possible to see deep sky objects even with the Moon! normally invisible when looking directly into the telescope with the eye.
As in our other tours we will go to more than 2000 meters of altitude with our powerful telescope, during the observations we will accurately describe all the visible objects and their history, you will also learn how stars and planets are formed, what are the proto-stellar nebulaes and planetary nebulaes, how galaxies are formed, what black holes are and you will be surprised to understand the real dimensions and distances of the universe.
At the end of the evening you can download all the captured images with your mobile phone, we will also take a souvenir photo of the group with a particular technique to immortalize you in a realistic way under the starry sky and the Milky Way. Subsequently, after a little processing, we will send it to your e-mail address.
This is the perfect tour for those who love technology but do not want to give up a live experience, we are sure you will not be disappointed!
Naked eye on telescope
Mobile phone/mirrorless 15 seconds exposure
Result of 5 minutes stacked live frames
The pictures above show the differences to look directy into the telescope with eye, take a simple 15 seconds of exposure picture with a mobile phone or a standard reflex/mirrorless camera connected on telescope and a sequence of stacked live frames
WHO CAN ATTEND
People of all ages, with and without basic knowledge of astronomy, in groups of minimum 4 and maximum 15 people.
WHERE IT TAKES PLACE
Inside the Teide National Park at an altitude above 2200 meters, the precise position changes according to the time of year, to the weather that is very variable at altitude and to the type of objects that are visible at that time, you will be informed 6 hours in advance on Whatsapp about the exact location where will we meet.
Reservation must be received at least 6 hours before the tour start time. For booking requests after the deadline, please contact us. We remind you to keep your mobile phone switched on for last minute communications. Maximum punctuality is required, we strongly recommend that you arrive at the meeting point at least 15/20 minutes before the communicated time. If you arrive late, you can miss the tour. It is not necessary print the ticket (just show it to the guide from your mobile phone). If you do not receive the ticket by e-mail in few minutes after the purchase, please check your spam folder.
We do not offer or organize any transportation services. It is necessary move with your own car or taxi to the place of observation.
The tour is available in Spanish, English and Italian.
The observation takes place in the open air. At night the temperature can drop considerably in the park at over 2200 meters, so there is a substantial thermal shock respect to the coastal areas. Normally in summer it reaches even 7/8 degrees celsius (44/46 ° F), while in winter it arrives even around zero (30/32 ° F). It is necessary to wear warm clothing, better with a hood for the head, trousers, long socks and closed shoes. Blankets are eventually provided. The telescope is a reflector and is 2 meters high, the eyepiece is located in the upper part differently from the amateur lens telescopes, so in some conditions, when the instrument is almost vertical, it will be necessary use a small staircase of 3 steps (slightly illuminated) that will be at your disposal. Pay further attention to the type of shoes to wear in order to avoid slipping, the staircase is robust and has a support for the hands, our guide will offer further help to people who will need it. In this pandemic period, each participant will have to wear his own mask and keep a safe distance from other people, hand sanitizer gel will be provided and the telescope will be disinfected before and during each tour.
The Company reserves the right to modify the conditions for carrying out the activity for reasons beyond its control or for events of force majeure.
MODIFICATIONS OR CANCELLATIONS BY THE COMPANY:
The observation can be suspended due to meteorological reasons (clouds, rain, strong wind, etc.), or in the unlikely event that the minimum number of 4 people is not reached at the deadline. In these cases we will contact you as soon as possible (we recommend checking your e-mail and mobile phone on the afternoon of the observation). We will offer an alternative date (subject to availability) or a full refund.
MODIFICATIONS OR CANCELLATIONS BY THE CUSTOMER:
The customer can request (subject to availability) to change his reservation (for example, change of date, number of participants, etc.) at no additional cost, up to 48 hours before the start of the tour. After the deadline, the changes requested by the customer will not be accepted. In addition, the customer can cancel his reservation at a charge of 10%, up to 48 hours before the start of the tour. Once the deadline has expired, cancellations will not be refunded. To cancel or modify the reservation (within the deadline) the customer must send us in writing (exclusively by e-mail) the date of the tour, the reservation number, his name and the telephone indicated during registration, specifying if he wishes cancel the ticket, change the date or number of people, or other. In the event of changes in the reservation (both by the customer and the Company), the same cancellation policy described above will be applied: the customer can request to change his reservation up to 48 hours before the new date set for the tour. After the deadline, the changes requested by the customer will not be accepted. Also, the customer can cancel his reservation at a charge of 10% , up to 48 hours before the new date set for the tour. Once the deadline has expired, cancellations will not be refunded. By booking this tour and paying the corresponding amount, you confirm that you have read and accepted our cancellation policy.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Refunds will be made EXCLUSIVELY with the same payment method. (by credit card or PayPal): Refunds will be issued within 7 working days.
Adults – 49 euros
Children from 10 to 18 years – 19 euros
Children from 0 to 9 years – free
Resident adults – 35 euros
Resident children from 10 to 18 years – 12 euros
Resident children from 0 to 9 years – free
Family Pack (2 adults+2 children 10-18) – 117 euros. (1 child free)
Group of 6 adults – 245 euros. (1 adult free)
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