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Plateau de Bure Interferometer

(PdBI)
(6-dish interferometer in French Alps)

The Plateau de Bure Interferometer (PdBI) is a microwave interferometer on the Plateau de Bure (altitude, 2550 meters) in the French Alps operated by the Institut de radioastronomie millimétrique. It has six 15-meter antennas and observes using bands at 3, 2, 1.8, and 0.8 mm. It can resolve images to 1 arcsecond.

PdBI is being expanded into the Northern Extended Millimeter Array (NOEMA), which will eventually include six more 15-meter antennas and offer longer baselines. As of 2018, ten antennas are in operation.


(microwave,telescope,interferometer,ground,France,array,IRAM)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plateau_de_Bure_Interferometer
http://www.iram-institute.org/EN/plateau-de-bure.php

Referenced by pages:
Institut de radioastronomie millimétrique (IRAM)
Northern Extended Millimeter Array (NOEMA)
PAWS

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