Astrophysics (index)

Northern Extended Millimeter Array

(large radio telescope array under construction in Europe)

The Northern Extended Millimeter Array (NOEMA) is an Interferometer array of Radio Telescopes in the French Alps Plateau de Bure at an altitude of 2550 meters, operated by the Institut de radioastronomie millimétrique (IRAM). It currently (2017) has nine 15-meter dishes with 2019 as the target date for all twelve, becoming the most sensitive millimeter telescope north of the equator. It has a 760 meter maximum baseline.

NOEMA replaces the Plateau de Bure Interferometer (PdBI) array of six 15m dishes on the same grounds.


Referenced by:
Plateau de Bure Interferometer (PdBI)