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Atacama Telescope is expected to be completed next year

The Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST) construction is entering its crucial phase.

It is being planned and built by the international scientific consortium CCAT Observatory Inc. in which the universities of Cologne and Bonn have a 25% share.

The FYST, also known as CCAT-prime (Cherro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope-prime), has a mirror diameter of 6 meters, making it designed to operate in the submillimeter to millimeter wavelength range.

It will be located 5,600 meters above sea level on Cerro Chajnantor mountain in Chile, overlooking the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?

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