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James Clerk Maxwell Telescope

(JCMT)
(far-infrared telescope in Hawaii)

The James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) is a sub-millimeter Infrared (IR) (Far Infrared (FIR)) telescope near summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii. It was brought into service in 1987 and is used to study the solar system, interstellar Cosmic Dust and gas and distant galaxies. Instruments:

  • SCUBA-2 - Submillimetre Common-User Bolometer Array
  • HARP - heterodyne array receiver
  • ACSIS - digital autocorrelation Spectrometer

(telescope,reflector,infrared,ground,Hawaii)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Clerk_Maxwell_Telescope
http://www.eaobservatory.org/jcmt/

Referenced by:
Angular Resolution
AzTEC-3
Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO)
SCUBA
Submillimeter Astronomy

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