APEX: Five years of operations
Conference contribution, 2010

APEX, the Atacama Pathfinder EXperiment, is being operated successfully, now for five years, on Llano de Chajnantor at 5107m altitude in the Chilean High Andes. This location is considered one of the worlds outstanding sites for submillimeter astronomy, which the results described in this contribution are underlining. The primary reflector with 12 m diameter is cautiously being maintained at about 15 μm by means of holography. This allows to access all atmospheric submillimeter windows accessible from the ground, up to 200 μm. Telescope and instrument performance, operational experiences and a selection of scientific results are given in this publication. © 2010 Copyright SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering.

telescope

submillimeter

Author

A. Lundgren

European Southern Observatory Santiago

D. Rabanus

European Southern Observatory Santiago

R. Güsten

Max Planck Institute

K. Menten

Max Planck Institute

T. De Zeeuw

European Southern Observatory (ESO)

Hans Olofsson

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Onsala Space Observatory

A. Kaufer

European Southern Observatory Santiago

L.-Å. Nyman

European Southern Observatory Santiago

Per Bergman

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Onsala Space Observatory

C. De Breuck

European Southern Observatory (ESO)

F. Wyrowski

Max Planck Institute

C. Agurto

European Southern Observatory Santiago

F. Azagra

European Southern Observatory Santiago

M. Dumke

European Southern Observatory Santiago

F. Mac-Auliffe

European Southern Observatory Santiago

M. Martinez

European Southern Observatory Santiago

F. Montenegro

European Southern Observatory Santiago

D. Muders

Max Planck Institute

V. Revéret

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS)

Institut de Recherche sur les Lois Fondamentales de l'Univers

C. Risacher

Netherlands Institute for Space Research (SRON)

R. Parra

European Southern Observatory Santiago

G. Siringo

European Southern Observatory Santiago

G. Wieching

European Southern Observatory Santiago

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

0277786X (ISSN)

Vol. 7737 773708

Subject Categories

Physical Sciences

DOI

10.1117/12.856985

ISBN

978-081948227-3

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