The CCAT 25 m diameter submillimeter-wave telescope


CCAT will be a 25 m diameter telescope operating in the 2 to 0.2 mm wavelength range. It will be located at an altitude of 5600 m on Cerro Chajnantor in Northern Chile. The telescope will be equipped with wide-field, multi-color cameras for surveys and multi-object spectrometers for spectroscopic follow up. Several innovations have been developed to meet the <0.5 arcsec pointing error and 10 μm surface error requirements while keeping within the modest budget appropriate for radio telescopes.

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@inproceedings{Woody2012TheC2, title={The CCAT 25 m diameter submillimeter-wave telescope}, author={David A. Woody and Steve Padin and Eric Chauvin and Bruno Clavel and German Cortes and Andy Kissil and John Z. Lou and Paul Rasmussen and David C. Redding and Jeff Zolkower}, year={2012} }