The new submillimeter-wave solar telescope

P. Kaufmann, J. E.R. Costa, C. G. Giménez de Castro, Y. R. Hadano, J. S. Kingsley, R. K. Kingsley, H. Levato, A. Marun, J. P. Raulin, M. Rovira, E. Correia, A. V.R. Silva

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A new and unique solar submillimeter telescope (SST) was installed in the EI Leoncito site, Argentina Andes. It has a 1.5 m radome-enclosed cassegrain antenna, and arrays of four 212 GHz and two 405 GHz radiometers placed in the focal plane. We present a brief technical description of the system, preliminary results on its performance, the atmospheric opacity measured at the site, and the first detection of solar flare submm-w emissions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2001
Event2001 SBMO/IEEE MTT-S International Microwave and Optoelectronics Conference - Belem, Brazil
Duration: Aug 6 2001Aug 10 2001


Other2001 SBMO/IEEE MTT-S International Microwave and Optoelectronics Conference


  • Atmospheric opacity
  • Radio-telescopes
  • Solar flares
  • Submm-w antennas
  • Submm-w radiometers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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