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AzTEC: A new millimeter-wave camera

Austermann, Jason, Ade, Peter A. R., Bock, J. J., Glenn, J., Golwala, S. R., Kim, S., Mauskopf, Philip Daniel, Perera, T. A., Predmore, C. R., Roberts, C., Scott, K. S. and Wilson, G. W. 2007. AzTEC: A new millimeter-wave camera. Presented at: 2007 AAS/AAPT Joint Meeting, American Astronomical Society Meeting 209, Seattle WA, 5-10 January 2007.

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AzTEC is a large-format bolometer array camera developed at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and will serve as one of the first facility instruments of the Large Millimeter Telescope (LMT). AzTEC’s detector array is comprised of 144 silicon nitride micromesh bolometers with a bandpass defined through a series of changeable filters and coupling optics. AzTEC was recently commissioned at 1.1 millimeters on the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope (JCMT) and successfully completed its first science-grade observing run in the winter 2005/2006. We experienced excellent performance throughout the run, with a median raw per-pixel sensitivity to point-like sources of 14 mJy √s. We present the instrument design and achieved specifications, as well as the nature of AzTEC data and its format. We also discuss calibration and observing strategies for using the AzTEC instrument.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Additional Information: Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, Vol. 38 (4) Session: Galactic and Extragalactic Surveys Using AzTEC. Presentation Number: 083.01.
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 03:56

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