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.

Credit:

Carlos A. Duran/ESO

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Id:apex_at_work-cc
Type:Photographic
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

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