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The Atacama cosmology telescope project
Author(s): Joseph W. Fowler
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Paper Abstract

The Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) is a new, 6-meter aperture, millimeter-wave telescope that will be located at an altitude of 5200 meters in the Chilean Andes. ACT will be fielded with the Millimeter Bolometric Array Camera (MBAC). The MBAC will incorporate arrays of "pop-up" bolometers using multiplexed Transition Edge Sensors (TES), developed at NASA/GSFC and NIST. The camera will consist of three arrays for multi-frequency ground-based millimeter observations near 150, 220 and 270 GHz. The goal is to map the cosmic microwave background and discover Sunyaev-Zel'dovich clusters. Associated follow-up observations of the clusters will be taken at optical and X-ray wavelengths.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 October 2004
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5498, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II, (8 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.553054
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Joseph W. Fowler, Princeton Univ. (United States)

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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