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The AzTEC mm-wavelength camera

Wilson, G. W. and Austermann, J. E. and Perera, T. A. and Scott, K. S. and Ade, P. A. R. and Bock, J. J. and Glenn, J. and Golwala, S. R. and Kim, S. and Kang, Y. and Lydon, D. and Mauskopf, P. D. and Predmore, C. R. and Roberts, C. M. and Souccar, K. and Yun, M. S. (2008) The AzTEC mm-wavelength camera. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 386 (2). pp. 807-818. ISSN 0035-8711. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2966.2008.12980.x.

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AzTEC is a mm-wavelength bolometric camera utilizing 144 silicon nitride micromesh detectors. Here, we describe the AzTEC instrument architecture and its use as an astronomical instrument. We report on several performance metrics measured during a three-month observing campaign at the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope and conclude with our plans for AzTEC as a facility instrument on the Large Millimetre Telescope.

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Additional Information:©2008 The Authors. Journal compilation ©2008 RAS. Accepted 2008 January 16. Received 2007 December 21; in original form 2007 October 29. We acknowledge the following people for their various and valuable contributions to the success of the AzTEC instrument and/or AzTEC observations: Itziar Aretxaga, Cara Battersby,Yuxi Chen, Iain Coulson, Gary Davis, Simon Doyle, Daniel Ferrusca, Douglas Haig, Salman Hameed, David Hughes, John Karakla, James Lowenthal, GaryWallace and Miguel Valazquez. SK and YK were supported in part by Korea Science & Engineering Foundation (KOSEF) under a cooperative agreement with the Astrophysical Research Centre of the Structure and Evolution of the Cosmos (ARCSEC). This work was supported in part by NSF Grant 0540852.
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Subject Keywords:instrumentation: detectors; galaxies: high redshift; galaxies :starburst; submillimetre
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