View of the SIMBA instrument

The SIMBA instrument - with the cover removed - in the SEST electronics laboratory. The 37 antenna horns to the right, each of which produces one picture element (pixel) of the combined image. The bolometer elements are located behind the horns. The cylindrical aluminium foil covered unit is the cooler that keeps SIMBA at extremely low temperature (-272.85 °C, or only 0.3 deg above the absolute zero) when it is mounted in the telescope.

Credit:

ESO

About the Image

Id:eso0131d
Type:Photographic
Release date:30 August 2001
Related releases:eso0131
Size:876 x 699 px

About the Object

Name:SIMBA
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument
• X - La Silla

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