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Bolocam: status and observations
Author(s): Douglas J. Haig; Peter A. R. Ade; James E. Aguirre; James J. Bock; Samantha F. Edgington; Melissa L. Enoch; Jason Glenn; Alexey Goldin; Sunil Golwala; Kevin Heng; Glenn Laurent; Philip R. Maloney; Philip D. Mauskopf; Philippe Rossinot; Jack Sayers; Patrick Stover; Carole Tucker
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Paper Abstract

Bolocam is a millimetre-wave (1.1 and 2.1 mm) camera with an array of 119 bolometers. It has been commissioned at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory in Hawaii and is now in routine operation. Here we give an overview of the instrument and the data reduction pipeline. We discuss models of the sensitivity of Bolocam in different observing modes and under different atmospheric conditions. We briefly discuss observations of star-forming Galactic molecular clouds, a blank field survey for sub-millimeter galaxies, preliminary results of a blank-field CMB secondary anisotropy survey and discuss observations of galaxy clusters using the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2004
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 5498, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II, (8 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.553154
Show Author Affiliations
Douglas J. Haig, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Peter A. R. Ade, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
James E. Aguirre, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
James J. Bock, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Samantha F. Edgington, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Melissa L. Enoch, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Jason Glenn, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Alexey Goldin, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
Sunil Golwala, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Kevin Heng, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Glenn Laurent, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Philip R. Maloney, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Philip D. Mauskopf, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Philippe Rossinot, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Jack Sayers, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Patrick Stover, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Carole Tucker, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5498:
Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II
Jonas Zmuidzinas; Wayne S. Holland; Stafford Withington, Editor(s)

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