Alnitak is located at the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park.

Alnitak offers remote access to the 0.43 m telescope installed in the observatory at the southern edge of Sierra del Segura mountain range in Spain, at the elevation of 1,650 m. The location is part of the Sierras de Cazorla, Segura y Las Villas Natural Park which is the largest protected area in Spain and second largest in Europe, declared as biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1983.

The telescope is dual-optimized for scientific and deep sky imaging purposes and offers a full set of color, narrowband and Johnson-Cousins photometric filters. The 60-Megapixel back-illuminated CMOS sensor installed features very high quantum efficiency level peaking above 87%.

The average seeing at our location is 1 to 2” FWHM with more than 200 clear nights per year, with an average SQM reading of 21.5. The overall design of the telescope is focused on providing a highly efficient platform for astronomical observations for a wide range of missions.

60 Megapixel Latest Generation Back-Illuminated CMOS Sensor
>87% Peak Quantum Efficiency: LRGB, Narrowband and Photometric Operation
0.43 m Corrected Dall-Kirkham Telescope with 0.7° × 0.47° Field of View