Characterization and Status of a Terahertz Telescope

  title={Characterization and Status of a Terahertz Telescope},
  author={D. P. Marrone and R. Blundell and H. Gibson and S. Paine and D. C. Papa and E. Tong Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and RPG Radiometer Physics GmbH},
  • D. P. Marrone, R. Blundell, +4 authors RPG Radiometer Physics GmbH
  • Published 2004
The Receiver Lab Telescope (RLT) is a ground-based terahertz observatory, located at an altitude of 5525 m on Cerro Sairecabur, Chile. The RLT has been in operation since late 2002, producing the first well-calibrated astronomical data from the ground at frequencies above 1 THz. We discuss the status of this telescope after 18 months Of operation and plans for the upcoming observing season. There are many practical challenges to operating a telescope at these frequencies, including difficulties… CONTINUE READING

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