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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 (2018) has ten 15-meter dishes with a 760 meter maximum baseline and it is the most sensitive millimeter telescope north of the equator. NOEMA is an upgrade to the Plateau de Bure Interferometer (PdBI), which consisted of six of the dishes.

The goal (2021) is twelve such dishes, plus additional tracking for up to 1.7-km baselines.

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Referenced by pages:
Institut de radioastronomie millimétrique (IRAM)
Plateau de Bure Interferometer (PdBI)