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LABOCA: a first-generation bolometer camera for APEX
Author(s): Ernst Kreysa; Frank Bertoldi; Hans-Peter Gemuend; Karl M. Menten; Dirk Muders; Lothar A. Reichertz; Peter Schilke; Rolf Chini; Roland Lemke; Torsten May; Hans-Georg Meyer; Viatcheslav Zakosarenko
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Paper Abstract

With ESO and Onsala Space Observatory as partners, the Max-Planck-Institut for Radioastronomie (MPIfR) is building a submillimeter telescope of 12 m diameter (APEX), to be placed on the ALMA site (Chajnantor) in Chile. The telescope will be a modified copy of that ALMA prototype antenna, which has been designed by Vertex. First light is foreseen for 2003. As a result of the excellent atmospheric conditions of the site, APEX will offer unique opportunities for submm astronomy in the southern hemisphere. Many kinds of astronomical reseach projects benefit from large format bolometer arrays, especially the search for early galaxies and QSOs at very high redshifts. Designed for this purpose, LABOCA, the large bolometer camera, will operate at a wavelength of 870 μm and is planned to be operational soon after first light of APEX.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4855, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy, (17 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459176
Show Author Affiliations
Ernst Kreysa, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie (United States)
Frank Bertoldi, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie (Germany)
Hans-Peter Gemuend, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie (Germany)
Karl M. Menten, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie (Germany)
Dirk Muders, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie (Germany)
Lothar A. Reichertz, Max-Planck Institut fuer Radioastronomie (Germany)
Peter Schilke, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Radioastronomie (Germany)
Rolf Chini, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Roland Lemke, Ruhr-Univ. Bochum (Germany)
Torsten May, Institut fuer Physikalische Hochtechnologie (Germany)
Hans-Georg Meyer, Institut fuer Physikalische Hochtechnologie (Germany)
Viatcheslav Zakosarenko, Institut fuer Physikalische Hochtechnologie (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4855:
Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy
Thomas G. Phillips; Jonas Zmuidzinas, Editor(s)

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