APEX Image Calendar, August 2010 — APEX before sunset

The APEX mirror, 12-metres in diameter, points toward the afternoon sky, seeming almost eager for the night’s observation run of milimetre and submilimetre wavelength astronomy from the Chajnantor plateau in Chile's Atacama region. APEX looks at the cold, dusty, and far distant Universe, often difficult to observe with other types of telescopes.

Credit:

C. Durán/ESO/APEX (MPIfR/ESO/OSO)

About the Image

Id:dsc_0466_cc
Type:Photographic
Release date:9 March 2010, 18:34
Size:3872 x 2592 px

About the Object

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

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