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NIKA2, a dual-band millimetre camera on the IRAM 30 m telescope to map the cold universe

Désert, F.-X, Adam, R., Ade, Peter A. R., André, P., Aussel, H., Beelen, A., Benoît, A., Bideaud, A, Billot, N., Bourrion, O., Calvo, M., Catalano, A., Coiffard, G., Comis, B., Doyle, Simon, Goupy, J., Kramer, C., Lagache, G., Leclercq, S., Lestrade, J.-F., Macías-Pérez, J. F., Maury, , Mauskopf, Philip Daniel, Mayet, F., Monfardini, A., Pajot, F., Pascale, Enzo, Perotto, L., Pisano, Giampaolo, Ponthieu, N., Revéret, V., Ritacco, A, Rodriguez, L., Romero, C., Roussel, H., Ruppin, F., Soler, J., Schuster, K., Sievers, A., Triqueneaux, S., Tucker, Carole and Zylka, R. 2016. NIKA2, a dual-band millimetre camera on the IRAM 30 m telescope to map the cold universe. Presented at: SF2A-2016, Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon, 4-17 June, 2016. Published in: Reyle, C. ed. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the French Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics. Societe Francaise d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique, pp. 65-72.

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A consortium led by Institut Néel (Grenoble) has just finished installing a new powerful millimetre camera NIKA2 on the IRAM 30 m telescope. It has an instantaneous field-of-view of 6.5 arcminutes at both 1.2 and 2.0 mm with polarimetric capabilities at 1.2 mm. NIKA2 provides a near diffraction-limited angular resolution (resp. 12 and 18 arcseconds). The 3 detector arrays are made of more than 1000 KIDs each. KIDs are new superconducting devices emerging as an alternative to bolometers. The commissionning is ongoing in 2016 with a likely opening to the IRAM community in early 2017. NIKA2 is a very promising multi-purpose instrument which will enable many scientific discoveries in the coming decade.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Publisher: Societe Francaise d’Astronomie et d’Astrophysique
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 July 2017
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 03:43

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