Large Millimeter Telescope

The Large Millimeter Telescope Alfonso Serrano (or Gran Telescopio Milimétrico Alfonso Serrano) is the world´s largest single-dish steerable millimetre-wavelength telescope designed specifically for astronomical observations in the wavelength range of 0.85 – 4mm. This binational project between México and the United States of America represents the largest and most complex scientific instrument constructed in México. Situated on the summit of Volcán Sierra Negra at an altitude of 4600 meters, the LMT will shortly begin its exploration of the physical processes that lead to the formation and evolution of planetary systems, stars, black-holes and galaxies thoughout the 13.7 billion year history of the Universe.

May 2015 – The LMT has successfully participated in the Event Horizon Telescope observations.

The LMT participated in the Event Horizon Telescope experiment to image the supermassive black hole at the centre of our Galaxy.

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March 2015 – A new 1.3 mm receiver for VLBI observations has been installed at the LMT.

A new 1.3 mm dual-polarization receiver and coupling optics have been developed and installed at the LMT for VLBI observations.

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