Astrophysics (index)

Large Millimeter Telescope

(LMT, Gran Telescopio Milimétrico, GMT)
(large microwave telescope in Mexico)

The Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT, aka Gran Telescopio Milimétrico, GMT) is a 50-meter diameter telescope at Volcan Sierra Negra, Mexico, aimed at Wavelengths on the order of 1mm, i.e., short Microwave and long Infrared wavelengths. It is situated at 4,640 metres (15200 feet) and detects .85-4mm (75-350 GHz) signal. Its First Light was in 2011. Instruments include:

  • SEQUOIA - 32 pixel, 3mm camera.
  • RSR - Redshift Search Receiver - 4 pixel camera covering the 90GHz Atmospheric Window to detect Redshift of Carbon Monoxide spectrum features.
  • AzTEC - 144 pixel 1.1mm camera.

.85mm353GHz1.5meVbeginLarge Millimeter Telescope
4mm75GHz310ueVendLarge Millimeter Telescope

Referenced by:
IRAM 30m Telescope