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Maps of the CMB from the MAXIMA experiment

Balbi, A., Ade, Peter A. R., Bock, J., Borrill, J., Boscaleri, A., de Bernardis, P., Ferreira, P. G., Hanany, S., Hristov, V., Jaffe, A. H., Johnson, B., Lange, A. E., Lee, A. T., Mauskopf, Philip Daniel, Netterfield, C. B., Oh, S., Pascale, Enzo, Rabii, B., Richards, P. L., Smoot, G. F., Stompor, R., Winant, C. D. and Wu, J. H. P. 2001. Maps of the CMB from the MAXIMA experiment. Memorie della Società Astronomica Italiana 72 (4) , pp. 849-852.

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We present results from the first flight of the MAXIMA experiment. MAXIMA is a balloon-borne experiment optimized to map the CMB anisotropy over hundreds of square degrees with an angular resolution of 10'. The instrument consists of a Gregorian telescope with a 1.3 m primary mirror and a receiver housing a 16 element bolometer array cooled to 100 mK. Observations were made at 3 frequency bands centered on 150, 240, and 410 GHz. During the first flight MAXIMA mapped the sky over a region of 124 deg2 with 10' FWHM resolution. The resulting CMB power spectrum covers the range 36 <= l <= 785 and is consistent with the predictions of the inflationary adiabatic scenario and with a flat universe.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cosmic Microwave Background, Space Missions: Balloon-Borne.
Publisher: Italian Astronomical Society
ISSN: 0037-8720
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 04:04

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