APEX at Chajnantor

The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) 12-m telescope works at sub-millimetre wavelengths, in the 0.2 to 1.5 mm range. It is located on the 5100 m high Chajnantor plateau in the Atacama Desert (Chile), probably the driest place on Earth. APEX is the pathfinder to the ALMA project. In fact, it is a modified ALMA prototype antenna and is located at the future site of the ALMA observatory.

Credit:

ESO/H.H.Heyer

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Id:esopia00093sites
Type:Photographic
Release date:3 December 2009, 23:18
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About the Object

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

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