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NOrthern Extended Millimeter Array (NOEMA)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
Institut de Radioastronomie Millimétrique
Address:
300 rue de la Piscine, Domaine Universitaire, Saint Martin d'Hères, PO: 38406 (France)
French National Center for Scientific Research / Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS)
Address:
3 Michel-Ange street, CNRS, Paris, PO: 75794, Ile-de-France (France)
National Geographic Institute
Location
Massif du Dévoluy, Plateau de Bure, Saint-Etienne-en-Dévoluy, PO: 05250 (France)
Structure
Type Of RI
Single-sited
Coordinating Country
France
Scientific Description
NOEMA, the successor to the Plateau de Bure observatory, is the most powerful millimeter radiotelescope of the Northern Hemisphere and one of the most advanced facilities existing today for radio astronomy.Located in the Hautes-Alpes on the wide and isolated Plateau de Bure at an elevation of 2550 meters, the interferometer consists of six antennas, each 15 meters in diameter. Each antenna is equipped with state-of-the-art high-sensitivity receivers. Two rails, extending on a north-south and east-west axis, enable the antennas to be moved up to a maximum separation of 760 meters.

RI Keywords
Radio telescope
Classifications
RI Category
Telescopes
Scientific Domain
Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics and Mathematics
Services
Access to the Radio Astronomical Array

Access to the radio astronomical array, including logistical, technological, scientific support and training.

Equipment
Parabolic Antennas

Six 15-m parabolic antennas with alt-azimuth mounting. Wavelength range: 3-0.8 mm, max. angular resolution 0.2 arcsec (at 350 GHz).

Collaborations
Networks
RadioNet3
Date of last update: 23/04/2019
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