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The Arcminute Cosmology Bolometer Array Receiver (ACBAR)

Runyan, M. C., Bhatia, R. S., Lange, A. E., Daub, M. D., Holzapfel, W. L., Kuo, C. L., Leuker, M., Newcomb, M., Woolsey, D., Goldstein, J., Leong, J., Ruhl, J., Torbet, E., Cantalupo, C., Gomez, P., Peterson, J. B., Romer, A. K., Ade, Peter A. R., Haynes, Charles Victor, Tucker, Carole, Bock, J. J. and Sethuraman, S. 2002. The Arcminute Cosmology Bolometer Array Receiver (ACBAR). Presented at: 201st Meeting of the American Astronomical Society, Seattle, WA, USA, 5-9 January 2003.

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Abstract

We describe the Arcminute Cosmology Bolometer Array Receiver (ACBAR) which is a 16 pixel, 240mK multifrequency bolometer array for measuring primary and secondary anisotropies in the CMB at millimeter wavelengths. ACBAR observes from the 2m Viper telescope at the South Pole and has just concluded its second year of CMB mapping observations. In this talk we will discuss the instrument design and performance as well as preliminary results from a blind survey for massive clusters of galaxies using the SZ effect. ACBAR is funded by the Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA), an NSF Science and Technology Center.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Additional Information: Abstract published in the Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol 34, 2002. Session 140. Cosmology: CMB and Reionization
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:41
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/43028

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