IRAM 30m telescope

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IRAM 30m millimeter radio telescope
Observatorio IRAM Pico Veleta.jpg
Location(s) Veleta Edit this on Wikidata, Spain Edit this on Wikidata
Coordinates 37°03′58″N 3°23′34″W / 37.066161°N 3.392719°W / 37.066161; -3.392719Coordinates: 37°03′58″N 3°23′34″W / 37.066161°N 3.392719°W / 37.066161; -3.392719
Organisation Institut de radioastronomie millimétrique Edit this on Wikidata
Altitude 2,850 m (9,350 ft)
Wavelength 80, 300 GHz (80,000, 300,000 MHz)
Telescope style radio telescope, Altazimuth mount Edit this on Wikidata
Diameter 30 m (98 ft 5 in)

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 second largest millimeter-wave telescope in the world after the Large Millimeter Telescope, but has to date been much more scientifically productive than its larger competitor. 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 the Solar System to interstellar dust and gas or cosmology.