A natural observation point over the west coast of Fuerteventura
Located in the central-western axis of the island of Fuerteventura, near the town of Betancuria, the Morro Velosa viewpoint allows you to enjoy some of the best features of the eastern skies of the Canary Islands. From Tegú Mountain, at 669 metres high, this natural platform offers fantastic views with virtually no light contamination and also has excellent parking facilities. If you are intent on serious astronomic viewing take warm clothes and food.
Looking for the newly born stars of the M52 cluster, near Cassiopeia
In Morro Velosa, looking towards the north-west during the last months of summer, just as night falls, you can clearly see a W hanging over the horizon – the Cassiopeia constellation, one of the most characteristic of the northern hemisphere. Not far from Cassiopeia is the Ursa Minor constellation, with the North Star to guide you northwards while the band of stars from the Milky Way crosses the sky. Between Cassiopeia and Cepheus is a delightful group of young, recently born stars, the M52 group, which, through your binoculars, looks like a small mountain of stars.
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