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Sunyaev-Zeldovich Effect Studies of Galaxy Clusters with Bolocam (and Future Instrumentation)

Golwala, Sunil and Ameglio, Silvia and Pierpaoli, Elena and Sayers, Jack (2009) Sunyaev-Zeldovich Effect Studies of Galaxy Clusters with Bolocam (and Future Instrumentation). In: Submillimeter astrophysics and technology : a symposium honoring Thomas G. Phillips. ASP Conference Series. No.417. Astronomical Society of the Pacific , San Francisco, CA, pp. 311-324. ISBN 978-1-58381-714-8 . http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20100914-082739428

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Abstract

Galaxy clusters are excellent laboratories for studying the astrophysics of gravitational collapse and the non-self-similar processes that can affect it. A number of different techniques allow us to study the distribution of the consituents of galaxy clusters. The thermal Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect measures the line-of-sight integral of the the pressure in the ICM plasma. Comparison to and combination with other probes enables a variety of studies of the ICM and of clusters: scaling relations, radial profiles, tests of hydrostatic equilibrium, etc. We report on the status of our program to image clusters in the thermal Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect at 150 GHz using Bolocam and perform such tests. We also describe the upcoming MKIDCam long-wavelength multi-color facility camera for the CSO, which will provide new capabilities in thermal Sunyaev-Zeldovich effect imaging. We comment on the role Tom Phillips and the CSO have played in facilitating the development of mm-wave SZ observations.


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Golwala, Sunil0000-0002-1098-7174
Additional Information:© 2009 Astronomical Society of the Pacific. We thank our Astro2010 Decadal Survey White Paper co-writers for fruitful interactions on cluster astrophysics. We acknowledge our Bolocam instrument collaborators — Peter Ade, James Aguirre, Jamie Bock, Samantha Edgington, Jason Glenn, Alexey Goldin, Douglas Haig, Andrew Lange, Glenn Laurent, Phil Mauskopf, Hien Nguyen, and Philippe Rossinot, with technical assistance fromMinhee Yun, Anthony Turner, and Toshiro Hatake of JPL, Marty Gould of Zen Machine, Ricardo Paniagua and the Caltech PMA/-GPS Instrument Shop, Carole Tucker of Cardiff University, Ben Knowles, the day crew and staff of the CSO, and Kathy Deniston. Nicole Czakon and Matt Hollister participated in Bolocam observing. Bolocam was built and commissioned under NSF/AST-9618798, NSF/AST-0098737, NSF/AST-9980846, NSF/AST-0229008, and NSF/AST-0206158. The CSO is operated under NSF/AST-0540882 and NSF/AST-0838261. JS is supported by the NASA Postdoctoral Program. Partial support for SG and for observing has been provided by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. EP is an NSF–ADVANCE fellow (NSF/AST0649899) and is also supported by NASA-NNX07AH59G. SA is supported by NSF/AST-0649899 and by the USC WiSE postdoctoral fellowship. MKIDCam is funded by NSF/AST-0705157, the Moore Foundation, and the CSO.
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Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
NASANNX07AH59G
NSFAST-0649899
University of Southern CaliforniaUNSPECIFIED
NSFAST-0705157
Caltech Submillimeter ObservatoryUNSPECIFIED
NSFAST-9618798
NSFAST-0098737
NSFAST-9980846
NSFAST-0229008
NSFAST-0206158
NSFAST-0540882
NSFAST-0838261
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