Astronomical camera

A new imaging system will be added to the 50-metre Large Millimetre Telescope. 

James Lowenthal

The Large Millimetre Telescope on the summit of Sierra Negra, an extinct volcano in Mexico.

A next-generation millimetre-wavelength camera – the most sensitive on Earth – will be added to the telescope by a team from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Mexico’s Instituto Nacional de Astrofísica, Óptica y Electrónica.

It is expected to be operational by late 2018.

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