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James Clerk Maxwell Telescope

(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


Referenced by:
Angular Resolution
Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO)
Submillimeter Astronomy