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CCAT

(Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope, Cornell Caltech Atacama Telescope)
(25 meter submillimeter telescope plan for Chile)

CCAT (for Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope, or the earlier name, Cornell Caltech Atacama Telescope) was a proposal for a 25 meter telescope with submillimeter cameras. The initiative continues, morphed into CCAT-p (which is now commonly what is meant by a reference to "CCAT"), a scaled down 6-meter design for the same site, which will carry out much of the original CCAT's function and perhaps serve as a pilot for an updated CCAT or CCAT-like ambitious future telescope. The site (in Chile) has an altitude of 5612 meters, an extreme altitude for telescopes, which is very useful for submillimeter observation.

The original CCAT proposal was aimed for construction between 2010 and 2020. It was designed for a wide field of view (20 arcminutes) with wavelengths in the 200 to 3300um range.

Original CCAT's proposed instruments:


(telescope,infrared,submillimeter,ground,Chile,plan,past)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerro_Chajnantor_Atacama_Telescope
http://www.ccatobservatory.org/index.cfm/page/about-ccat/History.htm
https://arxiv.org/abs/0704.3031
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006SPIE.6267E..2FC
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2006SPIE.6267E..2CS
WaveLFreqPhoton
Energy
  
200μm1.5THz6.2meVbeginCCAT
3300μm91GHz376μeVendCCAT

Referenced by:
Atacama Desert
CCAT-prime (CCAT-p)
submillimeter astronomy

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