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The Antarctic Submillimeter Telescope and Remote Observatory (AST/RO)

  • Simon P. Balm (a1)

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The Antarctic Submillimeter Telescope and Remote Observatory (AST/RO) is a highly automated 1·7 m diameter telescope aimed at exploiting the superb submillimetre skies of the Antarctic Plateau for astronomy and aeronomy studies. It was recently installed at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station during the 1994/95 Austral season and is currently undergoing its first winter-over of operation. In this paper we briefly outline the capabilities of the instrument and describe some recent achievements culminating in the telescope’s first observations of the South Polar submillimetre sky.

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The Antarctic Submillimeter Telescope and Remote Observatory (AST/RO)

  • Simon P. Balm (a1)

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