Category:Atacama Pathfinder Experiment

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Atacama Pathfinder Experiment 
radio telescope
Instance of radio telescope,
Cassegrain reflector,
cosmic microwave background experiment
Part of Llano de Chajnantor Observatory
Location Atacama Desert, Chile
Service entry 2004
  • 12 metre
Elevation above sea level
  • 5,100 metre
official website
Authority control

23° 00′ 20.88″ S, 67° 45′ 33.12″ W

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English: The Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) is a radio telescope located at 5,100 meters above sea level, at the Llano de Chajnantor Observatory in the Atacama desert, in northern Chile, 50 kilometers to the east of San Pedro de Atacama. The main dish has a diameter of 12 meters and consists of 264 aluminium panels with an average surface accuracy of 17 micrometres (r.m.s.). The telescope was officially inaugurated on September 25, 2005.

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