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James Clerk Maxwell Telescope

(JCMT)
(far-infrared telescope in Hawaii)

The James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) is a sub-millimeter infrared (far infrared) telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, covering roughly half a millimeter to a millimeter. Its primary mirror is 15 meters, it is located at an altitude of 4000 meters and has been in operation since 1987. It is used to study the solar system, interstellar dust and gas, and distant galaxies. Instruments:

Past:


(telescope,reflector,infrared,ground,Hawaii)
Further reading:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Clerk_Maxwell_Telescope
http://www.eaobservatory.org/jcmt/
WaveLFreqPhoton
Energy
  
450μm666GHz2.8meVbeginJames Clerk Maxwell Telescope
950μm316GHz1.4meVendJames Clerk Maxwell Telescope

Referenced by pages:
angular resolution
AzTEC-3
East Asian Observatory (EAO)
JINGLE
Mauna Kea
Mauna Kea Observatories (MKO)
SCUBA
submillimeter astronomy
Tomographic Ionized-carbon Mapping Experiment (TIME)

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