Fundación Galileo Galilei - INAF Telescopio Nazionale Galileo 28°45'14.4N 17°53'20.6W 2387.2m A.S.L.

The "Fundación Galileo Galilei - INAF, Fundación Canaria" (FGG) is a Spanish no-profit institution constituted by "INAF", the Italian Institute of Astrophysics.

The FGG's aim is to promote the astrophysical research, as foreseen in the international agreement of May 26, 1979 ("Acuerdo de Cooperación en Materia de Astrofísica, B.O.E. Núm.161, 6 Jul 1979"), by managing and running the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG), a 3.58m optical/infrared telescope located in the Island of San Miguel de La Palma, together with its scientific, technical and administrative facilities.

TNG At Night M16 Nebula M16 Nebula Messier 104 (Sombrero Galaxy) NGC 6543 (Cat's Eye Nebula) Stephan's Quintet

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5% International Time Programme is open, deadline 28-02-2023

The International Scientific Committee (CCI) of the Roque de los Muchachos (ORM, La Palma) and Teide (OT, Tenerife) observatories invites applications for the International Time Programme (ITP) on the telescopes installed at these Observatories.

The desert of Hot Neptunes

Since the discovery of the first exoplanet around a solar-like star in 1995, researchers have detected more than 5000 planets in our galactic neighborhood, most of them orbiting very close to their star. If the diversity of these new worlds ranges from gas giants the size of Jupiter or Saturn to smaller planets the size of Mercury, including rocky planets larger than the Earth, gas planets the size of Neptune seem to be missing. Astronomers call this empty "space" in the distribution of close-in planets the Hot Neptune Desert.

The WEAVE Archive System (WAS) started its commissioning

WAS, the WEAVE Archive System facility offered by the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo - INAF, started its commissioning on the 17th of January 2023. Data access has been opened to the WEAVE Participants in order to verify its functionality.

Time lags between optical and X-ray pulsations from a millisecond pulsar

Measuring the very short time lags between optical and X-ray pulsations from a fast spinning millisecond pulsar, PSR J1023+0038 - with four different instruments and telescopes, including the fast optical photometer SiFAP2 mounted at the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG) - a team of researchers has provided important information to reconstruct the complex geometry of the system and the physical process at the origin of the pulsations.