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Mapping the Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy:The First Flight of the QMAP Experiment

Devlin, Mark J. and de Oliveira-Costa, Angelica and Herbig, Tom and Miller, Amber D. and Netterfield, C. Barth and Page, Lyman A. and Tegmark, Max (1998) Mapping the Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy:The First Flight of the QMAP Experiment. Astrophysical Journal, 509 (2). L69-L72. ISSN 1538-4357. doi:10.1086/311769.

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We report on the first flight of the balloon-borne QMAP experiment. The experiment is designed to make a map of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropy on angular scales from 0fdg70 to several degrees. Using the map, we determine the angular power spectrum of the anisotropy in multipole bands from l~40 to l~140. The results are consistent with the SK (from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) measurements. The frequency spectral index (measured at low l) is consistent with that of CMB and inconsistent with either Galactic synchrotron or free-free emission. The instrument, measurement, analysis of the angular power spectrum, and possible systematic errors are discussed.

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Additional Information:© 1998. The American Astronomical Society. Received 1998 August 10; accepted 1998 October 19; published 1998 November 20. This work was supported by a David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship, a Cottrell Award from the Research Corporation, an NSF National Young Investigator award to L. A. P., as well as NSF grants PHY 92-22952 and PHY 96-00015, NASA grant NAG5-6034, and Hubble Fellowships HF-01044.01-93A (to T. H.) and HF-01084.01-96A (to M. T.) from STScI, operated by AURA, Inc. under NASA contract NAS 5-26555.
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David and Lucile Packard FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Cottrell Scholar of Research CorporationUNSPECIFIED
NASA Hubble FellowshipHF-01044.01-93A
NASA Hubble FellowshipHF-01084.01-96A
NASANAS 5-26555
Subject Keywords:cosmic microwave background; cosmology: observations
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Official Citation:Mark J. Devlin et al 1998 ApJ 509 L69
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