Star Observation in Madeira

The autonomous region of Madeira has been since just a few years ago a local target of several studies in order to assess its potential for stargazing. Star Observation in Madeira Evidence shows that “Encumeada Alta” (1,770 m), located in the municipality of Santana, presents good atmospheric transparency (McInnes, B. (1981), QJRAS, 22, 266 e Smith, F. G. (1981), QJRAS, 22,254) which makes it considered one of the best locations for astronomy in the world. Meanwhile, UMa’s Astronomy Group (GAUMa) studied in detail the location, and the final conclusions point…

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