SEPIA: A New Instrument for the Atacama Pathfinder Experiment (APEX) Telescope

K. Immer, V. Belitsky, M. Olberg, C. De Breuck, J. Conway, F. M. Montenegro-Montes, J. -P Perez-Beaupuits, K. Torstensson, B. Billade, E. De Beck, A. Ermakov, S. -E Ferm, M. Fredrixon, I. Lapkin, D. Meledin, A. Pavolotsky, M. Strandberg, E. Sundin, V. Arumugam, M. GalametzE. Humphreys, T. Klein, Joost Adema, J. Barkhof, A. Baryshev, W. Boland, R. Hesper, T. M. Klapwijk

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The Swedish-ESO PI receiver for APEX (SEPIA) was installed at the APEX telescope in 2015. This instrument currently contains ALMA Band 5 (157-212 GHz) and Band 9 (600-722 GHz) receivers. Commissioning and science verification for Band 5 have been successfully completed but are still ongoing for Band 9. The SEPIA instrument is briefly described and the commissioning of the Band 5 receiver and results from the first science observations are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-17
Number of pages5
JournalThe Messenger
Publication statusPublished - Sept-2016

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