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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ESO/H.H.Heyer

About the Image

Id:eso0624b
Típus:Photographic
Közzététel napja:2006. július 13.
Related releases:eso0624
Related announcements:ann12002
Size:4368 x 2912 px

About the Object

Név:Atacama Pathfinder Experiment
Típus:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:APEX

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