Computer simulation of the Grantecan on La Palma. The island is one of the best locations for astronomic observations.
Grantecan will minimize its downtime by means of
- automatic calibration simultaneously with the astronomical observation of the segmented primary mirror,
- single secondary mirrors for observations in the visible and IR range,
- tertiary mirrors which can be swiveled and rotated to guide the light bundle to the telescope’s various instruments,
- a number of focal stations (7) for the permanent reception of the different astronomical instruments.