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
Study reveals that giant planets could reach "maturity" much earlier than previously thought 2021-12-02

An international collaboration between scientists of the Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF) and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), together with other institutions from Spain, Germany, Belgium, UK, and Mexico, has been able to measure the masses of the giant planets of the V1298 Tau system, just 20 million year old. For this result they have used radial velocity measurements from the HARPS-N spectrographs, at the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo, Roque de los Muchachos Observatory (ORM), and CARMENES, at the Calar Alto Observatory. Masses for such young giant planets had not been obtained previously, and this is the first evidence that these objects can reach their final size with a quick evolution. The results are published in the journal Nature Astronomy.


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Pisces VII/Triangulum III: a new dwarf galaxy of the Local Group and possible satellite of Messier 33 confirmed by DOLoRes@TNG 2021-11-19

There is a new entry in the growing list of galaxies belonging to the Local Galaxy Group (LG), the system to which the Milky Way belongs. Named Pisces VII/Triangulum III, this new extended source was discovered in September 2020 by the amateur astronomer Giuseppe Donatiello by visual inspection of archival images of the DESI Legacy Imaging Surveys (DESI LIS) and subsequently confirmed by follow-up observations using the Italian Telescopio Nazionale Galileo (TNG).
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