Preliminary results from the third flight of the Millimeter Anisotropy Experiment (MAX)

M. Devlin, D. Alsop, A. Clapp, D. Cottingham, M. Fischer, J. Gundersen, W. Holmes, A. Lange, P. Lubin, P. Meinhold, P. Richards, G. Smoot

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Abstract

Preliminary results from the June 1991 flight of MAX are presented. Simultaneous observations were made in bands centered at 6, 9, and 12 cm-1 with a bolometric receiver operating at 300 mK. The experimental sensitivities are the highest reported at angular scales of 0.3° to 1.0°. Interstellar dust is observed to have an emissivity ∝ ν1.4±0.3 and to correlate with the Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS) 100-μ map. After removal of emission from interstellar dust, 1.3 hr of integration on a 6° scan yields an upper limit of temperature difference ΔT/T < 2.6 × 10-5 at a Gaussian autocorrelation function centered at 0.5°. The experiment and data analysis are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4774-4776
Number of pages3
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume90
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Preliminary results from the third flight of the Millimeter Anisotropy Experiment (MAX)'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Devlin, M., Alsop, D., Clapp, A., Cottingham, D., Fischer, M., Gundersen, J., Holmes, W., Lange, A., Lubin, P., Meinhold, P., Richards, P., & Smoot, G. (1993). Preliminary results from the third flight of the Millimeter Anisotropy Experiment (MAX). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 90(11), 4774-4776. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.90.11.4774