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KOSMA - Kölner Observatorium für Submillimeter und Millimeter Astronomie

KOSMA project ended in 2010


KOSMA in front of the Matterhorn
Observatory Gornergrat South seen from the east with the Matterhorn in in the background.

KOSMA with teflon foil
The teflon foil protects the telescope from the sunlight.

The instrumentation is used for investigations of the large-scale distribution, the physical and chemical conditions of the interstellar medium, and for observations of star forming regions, galaxies, massive stars, and interstellar clouds.

Examples of KOSMA observations

Atmospheric transmission
Atmospheric transmission at Gornergrat.

Star forming region S106
The star forming region S106 observed by the KOSMA receiver SMART.