APEX at work
The 12 metre dish of the APEX telescope is located on the Chajnantor plateau, which is also the site of the ALMA observatory. APEX was a pathfinder for ALMA and is based on a prototype antenna constructed for the ALMA project.
As advantage of observing in the milimetre/submilimetre wavelengths, the telescope can also be used during daytime.
Carlos A. Duran/ESO
About the Image
|Release date:||22 August 2014, 16:08|
|Size:||2592 x 3872 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Atacama Pathfinder Experiment, Chajnantor|
|Type:||• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory|
• X - APEX