Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes

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Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes
Ing telescopes sunset la palma july 2001.jpg
Part of Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, including the Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes. The William Herschel Telescope is the large dome on the left, the Isaac Newton Telescope is located second from the right, and the Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope is located on the far right.
OrganizationScience and Technology Facilities Council Edit this on Wikidata
LocationSpain Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates28°45′43″N 17°52′40″W / 28.762055555556°N 17.877638888889°W / 28.762055555556; -17.877638888889Coordinates: 28°45′43″N 17°52′40″W / 28.762055555556°N 17.877638888889°W / 28.762055555556; -17.877638888889 Edit this at Wikidata
TelescopesIsaac Newton Telescope
Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope
William Herschel Telescope Edit this on Wikidata
Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes is located in Canary Islands
Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes
Location of Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes

The Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes or ING consists of three optical telescopes: the William Herschel Telescope, the Isaac Newton Telescope, and the Jacobus Kapteyn Telescope, operated by a collaboration between the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council, the Dutch NWO and the Spanish IAC. The telescopes are located at Roque de los Muchachos Observatory on La Palma in the Canary Islands.

These telescopes were formerly under the control of the Royal Greenwich Observatory before UK government cutbacks in 1998.

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