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Stargazing at the Morro Velosa viewpoint

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.
Altitude
669 m
Protected sky
High degree of sharpness area
Information panels
Parking
Protected natural space
Localidad
Betancuria

TENERIFE

TENERIFE

GRAN CANARIA

GRAN CANARIA

FUERTEVENTURA

FUERTEVENTURA

LANZAROTE

LANZAROTE

LA GRACIOSA

LA GRACIOSA

LA GOMERA

LA GOMERA

LA PALMA

LA PALMA

EL HIERRO

EL HIERRO
Sustainability
Sostenibilidad
- Never leave waste of any type lying around, including cigarette butts. Leftover food leads to a proliferation of rats and wild cats, which pose a serious threat to the fauna.
- Respect the animals. Do not bother them or feed them. If you see an injured specimen, you can call the emergency number: 112. Do not pick flowers or plants.
- Do not pick up or take away stones or any other item from the natural environment. And do not move them to pile them up into sadly famous 'towers'.
- Turn off car headlights and do not use torches. That will help minimise the light pollution of the sky.
- If you are at an astronomical viewpoint, respect and look after the different items of public furniture (information panels, railings, seats, lighting, binoculars and telescopes, etc.).
- Try and be silent or talk quietly. The experience will be more enjoyable.
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