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.

This image is available as a mounted image in the ESOshop

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ESO/H.H.Heyer

Om bildet

ID:eso0624b
Type:Foto
Publiseringsdato:13. juli 2006
Relaterte pressemeldinger:eso0624
Relaterte kunngjøringer:ann12002
Størrelse:4368 x 2912 px

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Navn:Atacama Pathfinder Experiment
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Kategori:APEX

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