The HEAT telescope

The 62-centimetre HEAT (High Elevation Antarctic Terahertz) telescope at the Ridge A SCAR observatory located at 4050 metres above sea level. HEAT represents a new mode of doing robotic science in Antarctica, installed from a field camp via “deep-field” deployment, with minimal human presence and infrastructure. From Ridge A the THz windows are open for much of the Antarctic winter, with HEAT undertaking a spectroscopic imaging survey of the Galactic Plane in the carbon and ionised nitrogen lines.

Credit:

Craig Kulesa

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