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APEX: the Atacama Pathfinder EXperiment
Author(s): R. Güsten; R. S. Booth; C. Cesarsky; K. M. Menten; C. Agurto; M. Anciaux; F. Azagra; V. Belitsky; A. Belloche; P. Bergman; C. De Breuck; C. Comito; M. Dumke; C. Duran; W. Esch; J. Fluxa; A. Greve; H. Hafok; W. Häupl; L. Helldner; A. Henseler; S. Heyminck; L. E. Johansson; C. Kasemann; B. Klein; A. Korn; E. Kreysa; R. Kurz; I. Lapkin; S. Leurini; D. Lis; A. Lundgren; F. Mac-Auliffe; M. Martinez; J. Melnick; D. Morris; D. Muders; L. A. Nyman; M. Olberg; R. Olivares; M. Pantaleev; N. Patel; K. Pausch; S. D. Philipp; S. Philipps; T. K. Sridharan; E. Polehampton; V. Reveret; C. Risacher; M. Roa; P. Sauer; P. Schilke; J. Santana; G. Schneider; J. Sepulveda; G. Siringo; J. Spyromilio; K.-H. Stenvers; F. van der Tak; D. Torres; L. Vanzi; V. Vassilev; A. Weiss; K. Willmeroth; A. Wunsch; F. Wyrowski
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Paper Abstract

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 μm makes APEX suitable for observations up to 200 μm, through all atmospheric submm windows accessible from the ground.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 June 2006
PDF: 26 pages
Proc. SPIE 6267, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes, 626714 (22 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.670798
Show Author Affiliations
R. Güsten, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
R. S. Booth, Onsala Space Observatory, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
C. Cesarsky, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
K. M. Menten, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
C. Agurto, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
M. Anciaux, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
F. Azagra, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
V. Belitsky, Onsala Space Observatory, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
A. Belloche, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
P. Bergman, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
C. De Breuck, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
C. Comito, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
M. Dumke, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
C. Duran, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
W. Esch, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
J. Fluxa, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
A. Greve, IRAM (France)
H. Hafok, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
W. Häupl, Vertex Antennentechnik GmbH (Germany)
L. Helldner, Onsala Space Observatory, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
A. Henseler, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
S. Heyminck, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
L. E. Johansson, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
Onsala Space Observatory, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
C. Kasemann, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
B. Klein, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
A. Korn, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
E. Kreysa, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
R. Kurz, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
I. Lapkin, Onsala Space Observatory, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
S. Leurini, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
D. Lis, California Institute of Technology (United States)
A. Lundgren, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
F. Mac-Auliffe, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
M. Martinez, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
J. Melnick, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
D. Morris, IRAM (France)
D. Muders, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
L. A. Nyman, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
M. Olberg, Onsala Space Observatory, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
R. Olivares, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
M. Pantaleev, Onsala Space Observatory, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
N. Patel, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
K. Pausch, Vertex Antennentechnik GmbH (Germany)
S. D. Philipp, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
S. Philipps, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
T. K. Sridharan, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
E. Polehampton, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
V. Reveret, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
C. Risacher, Onsala Space Observatory, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
European Southern Observatory (Chile)
M. Roa, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
P. Sauer, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
P. Schilke, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
J. Santana, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
G. Schneider, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
J. Sepulveda, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
G. Siringo, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
J. Spyromilio, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
K.-H. Stenvers, Vertex Antennentechnik GmbH (Germany)
F. van der Tak, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
D. Torres, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
L. Vanzi, European Southern Observatory (Chile)
V. Vassilev, Onsala Space Observatory, Chalmers Univ. of Technology (Sweden)
A. Weiss, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
K. Willmeroth, Vertex Antennentechnik GmbH (Germany)
A. Wunsch, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)
F. Wyrowski, Max-Planck-Institut für Radioastronomie (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6267:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes
Larry M. Stepp, Editor(s)

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