APEX at Chajnantor*

While ALMA is currently under construction, astronomers are already doing millimetre and submillimetre astronomy at Chajnantor, with the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX). This is a new-technology 12-m telescope, based on an ALMA prototype antenna, and operating at the ALMA site. It has modified optics and an improved antenna surface accuracy, and is designed to take advantage of the excellent sky transparency working with wavelengths in the 0.2 to 1.4 mm range.

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Credit:

ESO/H.H.Heyer

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Id:eso0624b
Type:Fotografisch
Publicatiedatum:13 juli 2006
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Grootte:4368 x 2912 px

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Naam:Atacama Pathfinder Experiment
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Categorie:APEX

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