SEST radio telescope at La Silla, Chile

SEST radio telescope at La Silla, Chile

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Caption: SEST telescope. View from behind of the dish of the Swedish-ESO Submillimetre Telescope (SEST) at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) site at La Silla, Chile. The 15-metre diameter dish of this radio telescope is used for observations at frequencies of 70-365 gigahertz, corresponding to wavelengths of 0.8 to 42 millimetres. The parabolic surface of the dish is used to focus incoming electromagnetic radiation.

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Keywords: american, astronomy, astrophysics, chile, eso observatory, european southern observatory, la silla, la silla observatory, optical telescope, radio telescope, sest, sest telescope, south america, sub-millimetre, sub-millimetre telescope, telescope

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