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

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ESO/H.H.Heyer

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ID:eso0624b
Typ:Foto
Publiceringsdatum:13 juli 2006
Relaterade pressmeddelanden:eso0624
Relaterade organisationsmeddelanden:ann12002
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Namn:Atacama Pathfinder Experiment
Typ:Unspecified : Technology : Observatory : Telescope
Kategori:APEX

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