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(Karoo Array Telescope)
(new radio telescope in South Africa)

MeerKAT (aka Karoo Array Telescope) is a Radio Telescope under construction in South Africa, consisting of an array of 64 13.5m antennas offering up to an 8km baseline. Construction began in 2009, initially with a pilot of 7 12m dishes (MPA for MeerKAT Precursor Array, aka KAT-7). MeerKAT science operations with the 13.5m antennas began in 2016 with 16, and currently has 32, with completion expected in 2018.

The MeerLICHT project aims to coordinate with it.

(telescope,radio,array,ground,South Africa,construction)
KATKAT7HI J103151-345117MeerKATKAT-7

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