NANTEN2 Observatory

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NANTEN2 Observatory
NANTEN2 Observatory
Organisation Operated by several universities
Location(s) Pampa la Bola, Chile
Coordinates 22°58′11″S 67°42′08″W / 22.9697°S 67.7022°W / -22.9697; -67.7022Coordinates: 22°58′11″S 67°42′08″W / 22.9697°S 67.7022°W / -22.9697; -67.7022
Altitude 4,800 m
Wavelength 110 GHz to 880 GHz
Telescope style Cassegrain reflector
Diameter 4 m (13.1 feet)

The NANTEN2 Observatory is a southern sky observatory in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. It is located at an altitude of 4,800 m (15,748 ft) on Pampa la Bola next to Cerro Chajnantor. The observatory is equipped with a millimeter and submillimeter wave telescope that is used for southern sky observations of atomic and molecular spectral lines in 110 GHz to 880 GHz range. It is one of a number of observatories operating at Llano de Chajnantor Observatory. It is operated as a collaboration between research institutes in Japan (Nagoya and Osaka University), South Korea (Seoul National University), Germany (KOSMA, Universität zu Köln, Radio Astronomisches Institut Universität Bonn), Australia (University of New South Wales, University of Adelaide, Macquarie University, Swinburne University of Technology, University of Sydney, University of Western Sydney) and Chile (Universidad de Chile).

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Coordinates: 22°58′11″S 67°42′08″W / 22.96972°S 67.70222°W / -22.96972; -67.70222