A search for anisotropy in the cosmic microwave background on intermediate angular scales

D. C. Alsop, E. S. Cheng, A. C. Clapp, D. A. Cottingham, M. L. Fischer, Joshua Gundersen, E. Kreysa, A. E. Lange, P. M. Lubin, P. R. Meinhold, P. L. Richards, G. F. Smoot

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Abstract

The results of a search for anisotropy in the cosmic microwave background on angular scales near 1° are presented. Observations were simultaneously performed in bands centered at frequencies of 6, 9, and 12 cm-1 with a multifrequency bolometric receiver mounted on a balloon-borne telescope. The statistical sensitivity of the data is the highest reported to date at this angular scale, which is of critical importance for understanding the formation of structure in the universe. Signals in excess of random were observed in the data. The experiment, data analysis, and interpretation are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-325
Number of pages9
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume395
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 20 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cosmic microwave background

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Alsop, D. C., Cheng, E. S., Clapp, A. C., Cottingham, D. A., Fischer, M. L., Gundersen, J., ... Smoot, G. F. (1992). A search for anisotropy in the cosmic microwave background on intermediate angular scales. Astrophysical Journal, 395(2), 317-325.

A search for anisotropy in the cosmic microwave background on intermediate angular scales. / Alsop, D. C.; Cheng, E. S.; Clapp, A. C.; Cottingham, D. A.; Fischer, M. L.; Gundersen, Joshua; Kreysa, E.; Lange, A. E.; Lubin, P. M.; Meinhold, P. R.; Richards, P. L.; Smoot, G. F.

In: Astrophysical Journal, Vol. 395, No. 2, 20.08.1992, p. 317-325.

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Alsop, DC, Cheng, ES, Clapp, AC, Cottingham, DA, Fischer, ML, Gundersen, J, Kreysa, E, Lange, AE, Lubin, PM, Meinhold, PR, Richards, PL & Smoot, GF 1992, 'A search for anisotropy in the cosmic microwave background on intermediate angular scales', Astrophysical Journal, vol. 395, no. 2, pp. 317-325.
Alsop DC, Cheng ES, Clapp AC, Cottingham DA, Fischer ML, Gundersen J et al. A search for anisotropy in the cosmic microwave background on intermediate angular scales. Astrophysical Journal. 1992 Aug 20;395(2):317-325.
Alsop, D. C. ; Cheng, E. S. ; Clapp, A. C. ; Cottingham, D. A. ; Fischer, M. L. ; Gundersen, Joshua ; Kreysa, E. ; Lange, A. E. ; Lubin, P. M. ; Meinhold, P. R. ; Richards, P. L. ; Smoot, G. F. / A search for anisotropy in the cosmic microwave background on intermediate angular scales. In: Astrophysical Journal. 1992 ; Vol. 395, No. 2. pp. 317-325.
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