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The magnificent Chilean Andes viewed from the CCAT Observatory site

A ring of gas and dust in the center of the Milky Way

Descending from the CCAT site at 18,000 feet

M83 - also known as the Southern Pinwheel galaxy

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Purpose

CCAT is a groundbreaking submillimeter telescope that will be located at 5600 m altitude on Cerro Chajnantor in the Andes mountains of northern Chile. CCAT will combine high sensitivity, a wide field of view, and a broad wavelength range to provide an unprecedented capability for deep, large area multicolor submillimeter surveys. Science objectives include galaxy formation and evolution throughout the history of the Universe; the hot gas pervading clusters of galaxies; star formation, protoplanetary disks, and debris disks in the Milky Way galaxy; and Kuiper belt objects in the outer reaches of the Solar system. Instrumentation will include bolometer cameras, direct detection spectrometers, and heterodyne receiver arrays.

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News & Events

April 2014 CCAT Newsletter

Read the latest news about the CCAT Observatory here
 

CCAT submits NSF MSIP proposal

March 12, 2014 - CCAT submitted a proposal to the NSF MSIP program for telescope …
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