The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX)
This photograph shows the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX), on the 5000-metre altitude plateau of Chajnantor in the Chilean Andes. The plane of our galaxy — the Milky Way — can be seen in the sky looking like a band of faint, glowing clouds. To the left of APEX is the central region of the Milky Way, where a supermassive black hole lurks at the core of our galaxy.
APEX is a collaboration between the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy (MPIfR), the Onsala Space Observatory (OSO) and ESO. Operation of APEX at Chajnantor is entrusted to ESO.
ESO/B. Tafreshi/TWAN (twanight.org)
About the Image
|Release date:||18 July 2012, 12:00|
|Size:||6161 x 2375 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Atacama Pathfinder Experiment|
|Type:||• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope|
• X - APEX