University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory
(TAO, Tokyo Atacama Observatory)
(observatory for a 6.5m infrared telescope under construction)
The University of Tokyo Atacama Observatory
(TAO or Tokyo Atacama Observatory)
is an observatory under development
on the 5600m peak, Cerro Chajnantor,
on the Atacama Desert in Chile,
to host a 6.5 meter near-infrared/mid-infrared
telescope that is currently under construction.
- MIMIZUKU - mid-infrared imager and spectrograph.
- SWIMS - simultaneous two-color MOS (multi-object slit) spectrograph.
A 1 meter telescope serving as a pilot at the site (miniTAO)
has been in operation since 2009. Instruments:
- ANAR - Atacama near-infrared camera.
- MAX38 - Mid-infrared astronomical explorer 38.