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Bolocam: status and observations

Haig, Douglas J. and Ade, Peter A. R. and Aguirre, James E. and Bock, James J. and Edgington, Samantha F. and Enoch, Melissa L. and Glenn, Jason and Goldin, Alexey and Golwala, Sunil and Heng, Kevin and Laurent, Glenn and Maloney, Philip R. and Mauskopf, Philip D. and Rossinot, Philippe and Sayers, Jack and Stover, Patrick and Tucker, Carole (2004) Bolocam: status and observations. In: Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors for Astronomy II. Proceedings of SPIE. No.5498. Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) , Bellingham, WA, pp. 78-94. ISBN 0819454303.

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Bolocam is a millimetre-wave (1.1 and 2.1 mm) camera with an array of 119 bolometers. It has been commissioned at the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory in Hawaii and is now in routine operation. Here we give an overview of the instrument and the data reduction pipeline. We discuss models of the sensitivity of Bolocam in different observing modes and under different atmospheric conditions. We briefly discuss observations of star-forming Galactic molecular clouds, a blank field survey for sub-millimeter galaxies, preliminary results of a blank-field CMB secondary anisotropy survey and discuss observations of galaxy clusters using the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect.

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Ade, Peter A. R.0000-0002-5127-0401
Aguirre, James E.0000-0002-4810-666X
Bock, James J.0000-0002-5710-5212
Glenn, Jason0000-0001-7527-2017
Golwala, Sunil0000-0002-1098-7174
Heng, Kevin0000-0003-1907-5910
Mauskopf, Philip D.0000-0001-6397-5516
Sayers, Jack0000-0002-8213-3784
Additional Information:© 2004 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Douglas Haig would like to acknowledge PPARC for support via a PPARC PhD studentship. We would like to acknowledge support from PPARC grants PPA/Y/S/2000/00101 and PPA/G/O/2002/00015 in the UK and from grants NSF/AST-0206158 and NASA/NGT5-50384 and NSF/AST-0098737 in the US. Alexey Goldin would like to acknowledge support from a National Research Council Fellowship. Sunil Golwala would like to acknowledge the support from the Caltech Millikan fellowship. Finally we would like to acknowledge the continuing support from the CSO director Tom Phillips and all the CSO staff.
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Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC)PPA/Y/S/2000/00101
Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC)PPA/G/O/2002/00015
National Research CouncilUNSPECIFIED
Robert A. Millikan FellowshipUNSPECIFIED
Subject Keywords:Bolocam, CMB, SZ Effect, bolometers, arrays, blank field surveys,PCA, millimetre-wave
Series Name:Proceedings of SPIE
Issue or Number:5498
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:24 Jul 2018 16:36
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