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CCAT Prime

(planned 6 meter submillimeter telescope in Chile)

CCAT Prime (or CCAT-p) is a smaller version of CCAT, aimed for immediate construction, ideally to serve as a pilot project for CCAT. It is to be 6 meters (opposed to CCAT's 25 meters) with a wide field of view, and is intended for surveys at 200um and 350um. Its aim is to survey the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effects. Construction is slated to begin in 2017 for operation in 2021.

Planned instruments:

200um1.5THz6.2meVbeginCCAT Prime
350um857GHz3.6meVendCCAT Prime

Referenced by:
Atacama Desert
Dragone telescope
submillimeter astronomy