Stargazing and Photography Trips

In addition to our residential stargazing services at Casa Zaguan, we also run private tours. We keep numbers low, to ensure a personal service and short transfers. These trips will suit anyone of any experience from absolute beginner to expert astronomer and is family-friendly, our guide being a retired childminder as well as Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Our standard stargazing trip lasts around 5 hours including transfers from your hotel and normally starts off by watching the sunset from a stunning vantage point with a glass of fizz and some nibbles. We will then drive into the El Teide National Park to experience the full beauty of its famous skies.  Accompanied and guided by an experienced astronomer, look through powerful binoculars and telescopes or get those wow shots with your camera. This trip is for up to 8 people, prices start at £50 per person with discounts for groups available (click here to enquire).

 

NEW for March 2018 – Private 4×4 off-road stargazing for that extra special experience. (click for more info and booking form).

Our VIP private tour – get away from the tour bus crowds and headlights to experience a night sky few people get to see. Travel in comfort in our private 4×4 to secluded locations for that truly special experience. The tour lasts around 5 hours including transfers and normally starts off by watching the sunset from a stunning vantage point with a glass of fizz and some nibbles. We will then drive into the El Teide National Park to experience the full beauty of its famous skies. Accompanied and guided by an experienced astronomer, look through powerful binoculars and telescopes or get those wow shots with your camera (instruction included). Prices start at £300 for a group of up to 6 people. Included is pick up and drop off from your resort; tea, coffee, cold beer, water, wine and soft drinks; a hamper of tapas; binoculars, telescope, DSLR and tripod.

Want to do some serious astronomy or imaging with us? We have a range of equipment we can provide to save you bringing your equipment from home or to augment what you have:-

200mm Newtonian Reflector or Celestron C9.25 telescopes

HEQ5 Hyper-tuned GOTO mount or Star Adventurer astrophotography tracking mount

ASI224MC camera, ASI170MCPro and Canon 1100D DSLR cameras

Various eyepieces and filters, 5x and 2.5x Televue Powermates, 2x Xcel Barlow etc.

2018 sees a number of excellent imaging opportunities for the planets, particularly Mars which is at a very close opposition this year. Deep sky targets are always on hand with the clear skies here making imaging them so much easier and it will be a very good year for the main meteor showers. Why not treat yourself to a serious Astro imaging break here and get yourself a year’s worth of data to process back in the cloudy UK?

Use the contact form to tell us exactly what you are interested in or to enquire further.

Taking pictures on the mountain

Stargazing

A cascade of jewels!
A cascade of jewels

 

The great nebula in Orion
The great nebula in Orion
Mars – the red planet