The advanced cosmic microwave explorer: A millimeter-wave telescope and stabilized platform

P. R. Meinhold, A. O. Chingcuanco, Joshua Gundersen, J. A. Schuster, M. D. Seiffert, P. M. Lubin, D. Morris, T. Villela

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Abstract

We have developed and flown aim diameter Gregorian telescope system for measurements of anisotropy in the Cosmic Background Radiation (CBR). The telescope is incorporated in a balloon-borne stabilized platform with arcminute stabilization capability. To date, the system has flown 4 times and observed from the ground at the South Pole twice. The telescope has used both coherent and incoherent detectors. We describe the development of the telescope, pointing platform, and one of the receivers employed in making measurements of the CBR. Performance of the system during the first flight and operation on the ground at the South Pole are described, and the quality of the South Pole as a millimeter wave observing site is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12-25
Number of pages14
JournalAstrophysical Journal
Volume406
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 20 1993
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Cosmic microwave background
  • Large-scale structure of universe
  • Telescopes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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Meinhold, P. R., Chingcuanco, A. O., Gundersen, J., Schuster, J. A., Seiffert, M. D., Lubin, P. M., Morris, D., & Villela, T. (1993). The advanced cosmic microwave explorer: A millimeter-wave telescope and stabilized platform. Astrophysical Journal, 406(1), 12-25.