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(Karoo Array Telescope)
(new radio telescope in South Africa)

MeerKAT (aka Karoo Array Telescope) is a radio telescope in South Africa, consisting of an array of 64 13.5m antennas offering up to an 8km baseline. Construction began in 2009, initially with a pilot of 7 12m dishes (MPA for MeerKAT Precursor Array, aka KAT-7). MeerKAT science operations with the 13.5m antennas began in 2016 with 16, reaching 64 in 2018.

The MeerLICHT project aims to coordinate with it.

(telescope,radio,array,ground,South Africa)
KATKAT7HI J103151-345117MeerKATKAT-7

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