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MUSTANG: 90 GHz science with the Green Bank Telescope

Dicker, S. R., Korngut, P. M., Aguirre, J., Devlin, M. J., Mason, B. S., Cotton, W. D., Mello, M., White, S. D., Ade, Peter A. R., Tucker, Carole, Ames, T. J., Benford, D. J., Chen, T.C., Chernevak, J. A., Maher, S., Moseley, S. H., Tally, D. J., Figueroa Feliciano, E. and Irwin, K. D. 2008. MUSTANG: 90 GHz science with the Green Bank Telescope. Presented at: Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, Marseilles, France, 26 June 2008. Millimeter and submillimeter detectors and instrumentation for astronomy IV 26-28 June 2008, Marseille, France. Proceedings of SPIE , vol. 7020. Bellingham, WA: SPIE, 10.1117/12.788361

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Abstract

MUSTANG is a 90 GHz bolometer camera built for use as a facility instrument on the 100 m Robert C. ByrdGreen Bank radio telescope (GBT). MUSTANG has an 8 by 8 focal plane array of transition edge sensorbolometers read out using time-domain multiplexed SQUID electronics. As a continuum instrument on a largesingle dish MUSTANG has a combination of high resolution (8) and good sensitivity to extended emissionwhich make it very competitive for a wide range of galactic and extragalactic science. Commissioning finishedin January 2008 and some of the first science data have been collected.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bolometers ; Cameras ; Electronics ; Equipment and services ; Multiplexing ; Radio telescopes ; Sensors ; Staring arrays ; Telescopes
Publisher: SPIE
ISBN: 9780819472304
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:09
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/33742

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