NANTEN2 Observatory

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NANTEN2 Observatory
Location(s)Atacama Desert
Coordinates22°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 Edit this at Wikidata
Altitude4,800 m (15,700 ft) Edit this at Wikidata
Wavelength0.34 mm (880 GHz)–2.73 mm (110 GHz)
Telescope styleCassegrain reflector
radio telescope Edit this on Wikidata
Diameter4 m (13 ft 1 in) Edit this at Wikidata Edit this at Wikidata
NANTEN2 Observatory is located in Chile
NANTEN2 Observatory
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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 University and Osaka University), South Korea (Seoul National University), Germany (KOSMA, Universität zu Köln, Argelander Institute for Astronomy at the University of 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).

The instrument was previously located at the Las Campanas Observatory from 1995 to 2004; it was known as the NANTEN millimeter-wavelength radio telescope back then.

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