APEX Image Calendar, January 2010 — Last sun rays of the day hitting the antenna

The sun shines onto the 12-metre diameter APEX mirror in this bottom-up view. The enormous mirror is used to study some of the farthest, and thus earliest parts of the Universe. APEX is the largest submillimetre-wavelength telescope operating in the southern hemisphere.

Credit:

A. Lundgren/ESO/APEX (MPIfR/ESO/OSO)

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About the Image

Id:dsc_3452b_cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:9 March 2010, 18:34
Size:1504 x 1000 px

About the Object

Name:Atacama Pathfinder Experiment
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - APEX

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