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The magnificent Chilean Andes as seen from the CCAT Observatory site on Cerro Chajnantor

The magnificent Chilean Andes as seen from the CCAT Observatory site on Cerro Chajnantor

Descending from the summit

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OBSERVATORY

 

OBSERVATORY SITE
 

The site for CCAT-p is at 5612 m altitude about 200 m ENE of and 50 m below the summit of Cerro Chajnantor. To evaluate environmental and observing conditions, a submillimeter tipper, a weather station, and other instruments were deployed there in 2006 May.