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Calar Alto Observatory

in the Sierra de los Filabres, Andalucía, Southern Spain.
Operated by the Max-Planck-Institut für Astronomie in Heidelberg and the Observatory of Madrid.

The dome of the 3.5m telescope

Thunder clouds

1.2m telescope

The dome of the 1.2m telescope

The building of the 3.5m telescope

Light pollution from Gergal is getting a problem

Black holes

Schmidt and 1.5m telescope

The Zeiss 2.2m telescope


Coordinates: Altitude:
2o 32.8' W
37o 13.4' N

Observatory page MPI für Astronomie

© all photographs taken by Sven Kohle and Till Credner