The Italian Astrophysical Observatory in Antarctica: OASI

G. Dall'oglio, P. A R Ade, P. Andreani, P. Calisse, M. Cappai, R. Habel, A. Iacoangeli, L. Martinis, P. Merluzzi, L. Piccirillo, L. Pizzo, V. F. Polcaro, L. Rossi

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    OASI (Infrared and Sub-mm Antarctic Observatory) is the first large telescope permanently installed in Antarctica. It is located close to the Italian Base in Antarctica (Terra Nova Bay Station, latitude: 74.39 S, longitude: 164.09 E). The OASI first light was received in December 1990 when the wobbling secondary mirror was mounted. The telescope is planned to be an open facility which can operate in the wavelengths range between 350 μm and 3mm. The sky coverage from OASI goes down to a declination of about-35° for a 24 hours/day observing time. © 1992 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)275-285
    Number of pages10
    JournalExperimental Astronomy
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 1992


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