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Rocket measurement of the submillimeter cosmic background spectrum
Author(s): H. P. Gush
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Paper Abstract

The spectrum of the cosmic background radiation (CBR) has been measured using a liquid heliumcooled spectrometer carried to high altitude by a rocket. The spectrum in the frequency band 2 to30 cm-1 is very well fitted by a Planck function of temperature T=2.736K. The estimatedexperimental accuracy of the mean temperature is +1- 17 mK.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 August 1993
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 2104, 18th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves, 210403 (30 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.2298435
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H. P. Gush, U.B.C. Vancouver (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2104:
18th International Conference on Infrared and Millimeter Waves
James R. Birch; Terence J. Parker, Editor(s)

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