IRAM 30m telescope

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IRAM 30m millimeter radio telescope
Observatorio IRAM Pico Veleta.jpg
Organization IRAM
Location Pico Veleta, Sierra Nevada
Andalusia, Spain
Coordinates 37°03′58.18″N 03°23′33.79″W / 37.0661611°N 3.3927194°W / 37.0661611; -3.3927194
Altitude 2,920 m
Wavelength 1.0 - 3.75 mm (80 - 300 GHz)
Telescope style single dish
Diameter 30 m
Mounting alt-azimuth
Website
www.iram-institute.org

The IRAM 30m millimeter radio telescope is a radio telescope for astronomical observations in the millimeter range of wavelengths, operated by the Institute for Radio Astronomy in the Millimeter Range (IRAM)) and located on the Sierra Nevada, in Spain, close to the Pico Veleta peak. It is the largest millimeter-wave telescope in the world after the Large Millimeter Telescope. Each year more than 200 scientists from all over the world visit this observatory to explore the universe at millimeter wavelengths, with interests going from our Solar System to interstellar dust and gas or cosmology.

Coordinates: 37°03′58.18″N 03°23′33.79″W / 37.0661611°N 3.3927194°W / 37.0661611; -3.3927194

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