SEPIA instrument being installed on APEX

A new instrument attached to the 12-metre Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) telescope at 5000 metres above sea level in the Chilean Andes is opening up a previously unexplored window on the Universe. The Swedish–ESO PI receiver for APEX (SEPIA) will detect the faint signals from water and other molecules within the Milky Way, other nearby galaxies and the early Universe.

On a snowy day, SEPIA is lifted up and into the APEX instrument cabin.

Credit:

ESO/Onsala Space Observatory/A. Ermakov

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Id:eso1543c
Type:Photographic
Release date:4 November 2015, 12:00
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Name:Atacama Pathfinder Experiment, SEPIA
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:APEX

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