APEX telescope Sees First Light at Chajnantor

The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) is a new technology 12-m telescope, located on the 5,100m high Chajnantor plateau in the Atacama Desert (Chile). The APEX telescope is designed to work at sub-millimetre wavelengths, in the 0.2 to 1.5 mm range and will provide access to the "Cold Universe" with unprecedented sensitivity and image quality.

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Id:eso0522a
Type:Photographic
Release date:14 July 2005
Related releases:eso0522
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Name:Atacama Pathfinder Experiment
Type:• Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
• X - APEX

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