APEX at Night

The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) is a radio telescope located at 5,100 meters above sea level, at the Llano de Chajnantor Observatory in the Atacama desert, in northern Chile, 50 kilometers to the east of San Pedro de Atacama. The main dish has a diameter of 12 meters and consists of 264 aluminium panels with an average surface accuracy of 17 micrometres (r.m.s.). The telescope was officially inaugurated on September 25, 2005.

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ESO/F.Kamphues

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About the Image

Id:kamphues-alma-27
Type:Photographic
Release date:16 April 2013, 11:37
Size:4288 x 2848 px

About the Object

Name:Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, Chajnantor
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory
• X - ALMA

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