Swedish–ESO Submillimetre Telescope (decommissioned)
The Swedish–ESO Submillimetre Telescope (SEST) was built on behalf of the Swedish Natural Science Research Council (NFR) and ESO. It was the only large sub-millimetre telescope in the southern hemisphere at the time of first light. It is very similar to the IRAM telescopes on the Plateau de Bure in France. SEST was decommissioned in 2003, and is superseded by APEX, and ALMA, on Chajnantor.
Star formation, molecular clouds.
Swedish–ESO Submillimetre Telescope
|Name:||Swedish–ESO Submillimetre Telescope|
|Optical design:||Cassegrain antennna|
|Diameter. Primary M1:||15.0 m|
|Material. Primary M1:||CFRP Aluminium|
|Diameter. Secondary M2:||1.5 m|
|First Light date:||24 March 1987|