APEX at Chajnantor*

While ALMA is currently under construction, astronomers are already doing millimetre and submillimetre astronomy at Chajnantor, with the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX). This is a new-technology 12-m telescope, based on an ALMA prototype antenna, and operating at the ALMA site. It has modified optics and an improved antenna surface accuracy, and is designed to take advantage of the excellent sky transparency working with wavelengths in the 0.2 to 1.4 mm range.

This image is available as a mounted image in the ESOshop

Credit:

ESO/H.H.Heyer

About the Image

Id:eso0624b
Type:Photographic
Release date:13 July 2006
Related releases:eso0624
Related announcements:ann12002
Size:4368 x 2912 px

About the Object

Name:Atacama Pathfinder Experiment
Type:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Category:APEX

Mounted Image

Image Formats

Large JPEG
3.0 MB
Screensize JPEG
240.6 KB

Wallpapers

1024x768
262.4 KB
1280x1024
422.7 KB
1600x1200
601.0 KB
1920x1200
716.1 KB
2048x1536
935.6 KB

 

Also see our