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Published 2009 | Published
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Recent Results from CARMA


The Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy (CARMA) is a heterogeneous array of 23 telescopes designed to operate in the 1 cm, 3 mm, and 1 mm atmospheric windows. The array is a merger of the eight 3.5 m antennas from the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Array, the nine 6.1 m antennas from the Berkeley-Illinois-Maryland array, and the six 10.4 m antennas from the Owens Valley Radio Observatory (OVRO). As a signature of Tom Phillips' legacy, three of the CARMA antennas are from the original 3-element OVRO interferometer built under Tom's leadership in the early 1980's. Recent CARMA results are presented on the structure of circumstellar disks and the molecular gas distribution in M 51.

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© 2009 Astronomical Society of the Pacific. We are extremely grateful to the OVRO staff, and to students, postdocs and staff throughout the CARMA partnership for making these observations possible. We acknowledge support from the Owens Valley Radio Observatory, which is supported by the National Science Foundation through grant AST 05-40399. Support for CARMA construction was derived from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation, the Associates of the California Institute of Technology, the states of California, Illinois and Maryland, and the National Science Foundation. Ongoing CARMA development and operations are supported by the National Science Foundation under a cooperative agreement, and by the CARMA partner universities.

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Published - Carpenter2009p11342Submillimeter_Astrophysics_And_Technology_A_Symposium_Honoring_Thomas_G._Phillips.pdf



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