APEX: the Atacama Pathfinder EXperiment
Conference contribution, 2006

APEX, the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment, has been successfully commissioned and is in operation now. This novel submillimeter telescope is located at 5107 m altitude on Llano de Chajnantor in the Chilean High Andes, on what is considered one of the world's outstanding sites for submillimeter astronomy. The primary reflector with 12 m diameter has been carefully adjusted by means of holography. Its surface smoothness of 17-18 mu m makes APEX suitable for observations up to 200 mu m, through all atmospheric submm windows accessible from the ground.

Author

R. Güsten

Roy Booth

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, National Facility for Radio Astronomy

C. Cesarsky

K.M. Menten

C. Agurto

M. Anciaux

F. Azagra

Victor Belitsky

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Advanced Receiver Development

A. Belloche

Per Bergman

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, National Facility for Radio Astronomy

C. De Breuck

C. Comito

M. Dumke

C. Duran

W. Esch

J. Fluxa

A. Greve

H. Hafok

W. Häupl

Leif Helldner

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, National Facility for Radio Astronomy

Lars E B Johansson

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, National Facility for Radio Astronomy

Igor Lapkin

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Advanced Receiver Development

Michael Olberg

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, National Facility for Radio Astronomy

Miroslav Pantaleev

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, National Facility for Radio Astronomy

Christophe Risacher

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Advanced Receiver Development

Vessen Vassilev

Chalmers, Department of Radio and Space Science, Advanced Receiver Development

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering

0277786X (ISSN) 1996756X (eISSN)

Vol. 6267 626714

Subject Categories

Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

DOI

10.1117/12.670798

ISBN

9780819463326

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Created

10/6/2017