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.
About the Image
|Release date:||30 August 2001|
|Size:||876 x 699 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Instrument|
• X - La Silla